Computer Aided Optimal Design: Structural and Mechanical Systems

  • Carlos A. Mota Soares
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Variational Methods in Optimal Design

  3. Numerical Methods in Optimal Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Garret N. Vanderplaats
      Pages 197-239
    3. Raphael T. Haftka, Manohar P. Kamat
      Pages 241-270
    4. L. Berke, N. S. Khot
      Pages 271-311
    5. C. Cinquini, R. Contro
      Pages 313-353
    6. Raphael T. Haftka
      Pages 381-388
  4. Shape Optimal Design

  5. Multilevel and Interdisciplinary Optimal Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 653-653
    2. Jaroslaw Sobieszczanski-Sobieski, Raphael T. Haftka
      Pages 655-701
  6. Optimal Design of Mechanical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 703-703
    2. Edward J. Haug
      Pages 705-755
  7. Knowledge Based Systems in Optimal Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 757-757
    2. Panos Y. Papalambros
      Pages 759-804
  8. Integrated CAD/FEM/Optimization Techniques and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 805-805
    2. Pierre Beckers
      Pages 807-829
    3. H. R. E. M. Hörnlein
      Pages 901-919
    4. P. Terndrup Pedersen, N-J. Rishøj Nielsen
      Pages 921-941
    5. G. Lecina, C. Petiau
      Pages 943-953
    6. Heinrich Wellen, Peter Bartholomew
      Pages 955-970
    7. Torsten Bråmå
      Pages 971-985
    8. B. J. D. Esping, D. Holm
      Pages 987-1001
    9. P. Ward, D. Patel, A. Wakeling, R. Weeks
      Pages 1003-1013
  9. Panel Discussion

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 1031-1032

About these proceedings


This book contains the edited version of lectures and selected papers presented at the NATO ADVANCED STUDY INSTITUTE ON COMPUTER AIDED OPTIMAL DESIGN: Structural and Mechanical Systems, held in Tr6ia, Portugal, 29th June to 11th July 1986, and organized by CEMUL -Center of Mechanics and Materials of the Technical University of Lisbon. The Institute was attended by 120 participants from 21 countries, including leading scientists and engineers from universities, research institutions and industry, and Ph.D. students. Some participants presented invited and contributed papers during the Institute and almost all participated actively in discussions on scientific aspects during the Institute. The Advanced Study Institute provided a forum for interaction among eminent scientists and engineers from different schools of thought and young reseachers. The Institute addressed the foundations and current state of the art of essential techniques related to computer aided optimal design of structural and mechanical systems, namely: Vari­ ational and Finite Element Methods in Optimal Design, Numerical Optimization Techniques, Design Sensitivity Analysis, Shape Optimal Design, Adaptive Finite Element Methods in Shape Optimization, CAD Technology, Software Development Techniques, Integrated Computer Aided Design and Knowledge Based Systems. Special topics of growing importance were also pre­ sented.


CAD computer-aided design (CAD) finite element method mechanics optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos A. Mota Soares
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoCentro de Mecânica e Materiais da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa — CEMULLisboa CodexPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-83053-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-83051-8
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