Structural Optimization Methods and Algorithms

  • Ernest Hinton
  • Johann Sienz
  • Mustafa Özakça


Chapter 3 gives a brief overview of structural shape and topology optimization. Then several common optimization methods, such as SQP and genetic algorithms, are investigated in more detail. This is followed by a discussion of sensitivity analysis techniques with an in-depth look at the FDM and SAM.


Design Variable Topology Optimization Design Space Structural Optimization Constraint Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernest Hinton
    • 1
  • Johann Sienz
    • 2
  • Mustafa Özakça
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Wales SwanseaSwanseaUK
  3. 3.Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of GaziantepGaziantepTurkey

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