Optimally directed truss topology generation using shape annealing
journal contributionposted on 01.01.1993 by Giridhar Reddy, Jonathan Cagan, Carnegie Mellon University.Engineering Design Research Center.
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Abstract: "This paper presents a technique for the generation and optimization of truss structure topologies based on the shape annealing algorithm. Feasible topologies for the truss are generated through a shape grammar, in an optimally directed manner, using simulated annealing. The algorithm can incorporate stress and buckling constraints as well as assembly and manufacturing constraints, during design topology generation."