Topology Design Methods For Structural Optimization by Osvaldo M. QuerinTopology Design Methods For Structural Optimization by Osvaldo M. Querin

Topology Design Methods For Structural Optimization

byOsvaldo M. Querin, Mariano Victoria, Cristina Alonso Gordoa

Paperback | June 13, 2017

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Topology Design Methods for Structural Optimizationprovides engineers with a basic set of design tools for the development of 2D and 3D structures subjected to single and multi-load cases and experiencing linear elastic conditions. Written by an expert team who has collaborated over the past decade to develop the methods presented, the book discusses essential theories with clear guidelines on how to use them.

Case studies and worked industry examples are included throughout to illustrate practical applications of topology design tools to achieve innovative structural solutions. The text is intended for professionals who are interested in using the tools provided, but does not require in-depth theoretical knowledge. It is ideal for researchers who want to expand the methods presented to new applications, and includes a companion website with related tools to assist in further study.



  • Provides design tools and methods for innovative structural design, focusing on the essential theory
  • Includes case studies and real-life examples to illustrate practical application, challenges, and solutions
  • Features accompanying software on a companion website to allow users to get up and running fast with the methods introduced
  • Includes input from an expert team who has collaborated over the past decade to develop the methods presented
Osvaldo M. Querin is Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds in the UK. He is Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS) and secretary of the Association for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization ...
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Title:Topology Design Methods For Structural OptimizationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 13, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:008100916X

ISBN - 13:9780081009161

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Growth method for size, topology, and geometry optimization of truss structures
3. Discrete methods of structural optimization
4. Continuous methods of structural optimization
5. Topology optimization as a digital design tool
6. Hands-on application of structural optimization
7. User guide for software