Optimum Joint Design - for High-Temperature Design Honeycomb Panels 600067
JOINT OPTIMIZATION is the compromise of the ideal joint with the most easily producible joint. The design engineer should recognize that his skills are currently at the mercy of the production engineers who must reduce the design to a producible article at a reasonable cost.
This paper discusses two approaches to the design of joints: the pictorial and the analytical. The former emphasizes the optimizing of one type of structure; the latter interprets optimization as achieving the best load transfer at the lightest weight without regard to the particular type of structure.*