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Seeking method to optimization force distribution among rivet joints

  1. Jun 23, 2008 #1
    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

    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
    Last edited by a moderator: May 3, 2017
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  3. Apr 11, 2011 #2
    Nice Put up Questions Wud Surely get back to you in 2-3 Days.
    Optimum Solution for both cases 3 rivets and 4 rivets
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