I have a case where I am trying to find the optimal place to put 3 rivet points (I will maybe even test with 4). The rivet points r subject to a force according to the picture, which vary 360. What I am seeking here is mathematical methods to find the optimal place to put the 3 riverts, so that the force will be evenly distributed among the rivets(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/3341/3rivfn0.jpg [Broken]

I am well versed with linear algebra, could a differential equation be the answer?.

Feel free to suggest more then one method!

Kindly Paul

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# Seeking method to optimization force distribution among rivet joints

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