f n that together with the given load forces satisfy

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Unformatted text preview: itions of the masses 2, . . . , n−1 using convex optimization. Be sure to justify convexity of any functions that arise in your formulation (if it is not obvious). The problem data are mi , ki , li , g , x1 , y1 , xn , and yn . (b) Carry out your method to find the equilibrium positions for a problem with n = 10, mi = 1, ki = 10, li = 1, x1 = y1 = 0, xn = yn = 10, with g varying from g = 0 (no gravity) to g = 10 (say). Verify that the results look reasonable. Plot the equilibrium configuration for several values of g . 14.3 Elastic truss design. In this problem we consider a truss structure with m bars connecting a set of nodes. Various external forces are applied at each node, which cause a (small) displacement in the node positions. f ∈ Rn will denote the vector of (components of) external forces, and d ∈ Rn will denote the vector of corresponding node displacements. (By ‘corresponding’ we mean if fi is, say, the z -coordinate of the external force applied at node k , then di is the z -coordinate of the displacement of node k .) The vector f is called a loading o...
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2013 for the course C 231 taught by Professor F.borrelli during the Fall '13 term at Berkeley.

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