Optimal Design for Stability under Dissipative, Gyroscopic, or Circulatory Loads

  • R. H. Plaut
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


This paper concerns the optimization of elastic structures with regard to their stability under applied loads. The loads are assumed to be autonomous (they do not depend explicitly on time) and may be circulatory (velocity-independent, not derivable from a potential), gyroscopic (velocity-dependent, derivable from a potential), or dissi-pative (velocity-dependent, not derivable from a potential), in addition to the classical conservative loads.


Optimal Design Critical Load Instability Mode Adjoint Problem Follower Load 
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  • R. H. Plaut
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  1. 1.Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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