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Structural Optimization

  • Authors
  • Keith M. MacBain
  • William R. Spillers
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 1-27
  3. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 29-48
  4. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 49-76
  5. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 77-101
  6. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 103-137
  7. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 139-149
  8. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 151-174
  9. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 175-178
  10. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 179-186
  11. William R. Spillers, Keith M. MacBain
    Pages 187-195
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 1-104

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Kuhn-Tucker conditions Lagrange multipliers analysis and design tools calculus of variations engineering workplace finite element method incremental e linear optimization linear programming nonlinear optimization nonlinear programming optimization programming structural optimization structure

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