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A Branch and Bound Approach for Truss Topology Design Problems with Valid Inequalities

2010

One of the classical problems in the structural optimization field is the Truss Topology Design Problem (TTDP) which deals with the selection of optimal configuration for structural systems for applications in mechanical, civil, aerospace engineering, among others. In this paper we consider a TTDP where the goal is to find the stiffest truss, under a given load and with a bound on the total volume. The design variables are the cross-section areas of the truss bars that must be chosen from a

doi:10.1063/1.3498401
fatcat:2eywqr7ievccdf2jm3oi4dbbd4