The paper deals with the conceptual design of a beam under bending. The common problem of designing a beam in a state of pure bending is discussed in the framework of Pareto-optimality theory. The analytical formulation of the Pareto-optimal set is derived by using a procedure based on the reformulation of the Fritz John Pareto-optimality conditions. The shape of the cross section of the beam is defined by a number of design variables pertaining to the optimization process by means of efficiency factors. Such efficiency factors are able to describe the bending properties of any beam cross section and can be used to derive analytical formulae. Design performance is determined by the combination of cross section shape, material and process. Simple expressions for the Pareto-optimal set of a beam of arbitrary cross section shape under bending are derived. This expression can be used at the very early stage of the design to choose a possible cross section shape and material for the beam among optimal solutions.

Bending of beams of arbitrary cross sections - optimal design by analytical formulae

GOBBI, MASSIMILIANO;PREVIATI, GIORGIO;BALLO, FEDERICO MARIA;MASTINU, GIANPIERO
2017-01-01

Abstract

The paper deals with the conceptual design of a beam under bending. The common problem of designing a beam in a state of pure bending is discussed in the framework of Pareto-optimality theory. The analytical formulation of the Pareto-optimal set is derived by using a procedure based on the reformulation of the Fritz John Pareto-optimality conditions. The shape of the cross section of the beam is defined by a number of design variables pertaining to the optimization process by means of efficiency factors. Such efficiency factors are able to describe the bending properties of any beam cross section and can be used to derive analytical formulae. Design performance is determined by the combination of cross section shape, material and process. Simple expressions for the Pareto-optimal set of a beam of arbitrary cross section shape under bending are derived. This expression can be used at the very early stage of the design to choose a possible cross section shape and material for the beam among optimal solutions.
Analytical solution; Ashby material maps; Beam structures; Material selection; Multi-objective optimization; Pareto-optimal set; Size optimization; Software; Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design; Computer Science Applications1707 Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition; Control and Systems Engineering; Control and Optimization
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