Load sensitivity analyses of elastic structures by differential and boundary integral equation formulations

R. A. Meric, Sunil Saigal

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Abstract

A direct unification of the boundary integral equations (BIE) of elasticity and load sensitivity analysis procedures is proposed in a novel approach. In the so-called BIE formulation, it is found that more than one type of adjoint functions are necessary, which are defined by different integral equations at complementary points of the structural boundary. The presence of double volume/surface integrals and the switching of the source and field points in the fundamental solutions are further interesting characteristics of the proposed formulation. An analytical example is solved by using the standard differential equation formulation, as well as the new BIE formulation of load sensitivity analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalStructural Optimization
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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