Structural Optimization [electronic resource] / by Keith M. MacBain, William R. Spillers.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2009Description: XV, 304 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780387958651Subject(s): Engineering | Physics | Materials | Engineering design | Civil engineering | Hydraulic engineering | Engineering | Complexity | Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials | Engineering Design | Civil Engineering | Geoengineering, Foundations, HydraulicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleOnline resources: Click here to access online
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.
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 workplace. This book brings the methods of structural optimization into common usage like those of the finite element method. Providing the structural engineer with the right analysis tools and optimization tools. Drawing upon years of practical experience and using numerous examples and illustrative applications, Keith MacBain and William Spillers discuss: Structural optimization and the methods of nonlinear programming such as Lagrange multipliers, Kuhn-Tucker conditions, and calculus of variations Solution methods for optimization problems emphasizing the classic method of linear programming and the method of sequential linear programming Using sequential linear programming together with the incremental equations of structures as a general approach for structural optimization. Structural Optimization will be of interest to structural engineers, mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers and architects, particularly those who use the finite element method and want to include optimization in their designs.