Structural Optimization by William R. SpillersStructural Optimization by William R. Spillers

Structural Optimization

byWilliam R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain

Hardcover | June 24, 2009

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Structural Optimization is intended to supplement the engineer's box of analysis and design tools making optimization as commonplace as the finite element method in the engineering workplace. It begins with an introduction to structural optimization and the methods of nonlinear programming such as Lagrange multipliers, Kuhn-Tucker conditions, and calculus of variations. It then discusses solution methods for optimization problems such as the classic method of linear programming which leads to the method of sequential linear programming. It then proposes using sequential linear programming together with the incremental equations of structures as a general method for structural optimization. It is furthermore intended to give the engineer an overview of the field of structural optimization.

Title:Structural OptimizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:June 24, 2009Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387958649

ISBN - 13:9780387958644

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Table of Contents

Some Tools of Optimization.- Sequential Linear Programming and the Incremental Equations of Structures.- Optimality Criteria Methods.- Some Basic Optimization Problems.- Beams and Plates: The Work of Rozvany.- Some Problems of Dynamic Structural Optimization.- Multicriteria Optimization.- Practical Matters: The Work of Farkas and Jarmai.- On Going Work.