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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Andrew Belmonte, Hope Shaffer, Tim Reluga.

Title:Cutting Corners in Michell Trusses
Seminar:The Pritchard Lab Seminar
Speaker:Rolf Ryham, Mathematics Dept, Fordham University
Abstract:
The study of Michell Trusses tries to answer the question posed by Anthony George Maldon Michell in the early part of the twentieth century: what system of bars and cables built to withstand a system of point forces is most economical? The speaker will introduce the mathematics and mechanics behind Michell trusses, discuss existence and open questions, and give some optimality results.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB315
Date:03 / 14 / 2011
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm