© 1987

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

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

  • Book Title Computer Aided Optimal Design: Structural and Mechanical Systems
  • Editors Carlos A. Mota Soares
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-17598-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-83053-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-83051-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 1029
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design
    Computer Graphics
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