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Vol. 38 (1997) No. 3 December n. 125


The traviation process

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 38 (1997) No. 3 December n. 125
  • Title: The traviation process
  • Author(s): H. Nooshin, K. Ishikawa, P. L. Disney, J. W. Butterworth
  • Keywords: morphology, travitation
Abstract
The objective of this paper is to describe a process that may be used to alter the positions of the nodal points of a structural configuration in various ways. This would allow the relative sizes of the elements of the configuration to be modified in a manner that may suit the design requirements. For instance, the process can be used to improve the regularity of a braced dome by reducing the differences between the lengths of the elements. The process is referred to as the traviation process and is based on the minimisation of a numeric function. The material presented in the paper is introduced through simple examples.

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