Optimization of Structural Topology, Shape, and Material

  • Martin P. Bendsøe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Martin P. Bendsøe
    Pages 1-4
  3. Martin P. Bendsøe
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  4. Martin P. Bendsøe
    Pages 139-180
  5. Martin P. Bendsøe
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  6. Martin P. Bendsøe
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 237-273

About this book


In the past, the possibilities of structural optimization were restricted to an optimal choice of profiles and shape. Further improvement can be obtained by selecting appropriate advanced materials and by optimizing the topology, i.e. finding the best position and arrangment of structural elements within a construction.
The optimization of structural topology permits the use of optimization algorithms at a very early stage of the design process.
The method presented in this book has been developed by Martin Bendsoe in cooperation with other researchers and can be considered as one of the most effective approaches to the optimization of layout and material design.


Materials Mathematical Optimization Structures Topological algorithms applied mechanics design design process engineering design mechanics optimization structural optimization topology

Authors and affiliations

  • Martin P. Bendsøe
    • 1
  1. 1.Mathematical InstituteTechnical University of DenmarkLyngbyGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03117-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03115-5
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