Static Optimal Shapes of Tapered Beams with Constant Volume

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  • Published : 2002.04.01


The main purpose of this paper is to determine the static optimal shapes of tapered beams with constant volume. The linear, parabolic and sinusoidal tapers with the regular polygon cross-section are considered, whose material volume and span length are always held constant. The Runge-Kutta method is used to integrate the differential equation and also Shooting method is used to calculate the unknown boundary condition. Then the static optimal shapes are determined by reading the minimum values of the deflection versus section ratio curves plotted by the deflection data. In numerical examples, the various tapered beams are analyzed and those numerical results of this study are shown in figures.