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|
|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
|Date:||03 / 14 / 2011|
|Time:||02:30pm - 03:30pm|