Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

1983

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Aerospace Engineering

Abstract

A new technique is described for optimizing the shape of a hoop/column antenna by adjusting the tensioning loads. The antenna structure is modelled using finite element procedures which include the geometric nonlinearities. The finite element equations constitute nonlinear equality constraints in the optimization problem. The new optimization technique solves this optimization problem without the introduction of either Lagrange multipliers or penalty functions. The results for two sample problems are presented in this dissertation.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-8575

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Steven James Hooper

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI8407077

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

71 pages

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