Problem Statement

  • Olivier Pironneau
Part of the Springer Series in Computational Physics book series (SCIENTCOMP)


In this chapter we
  • Define what is meant by optimal shape design and give examples.

  • Review some historical developments of the subject.

  • Give an informal argument to illustrate the method used here to solve these problems.

Concurrently, we introduce some concrete examples of optimal shape design problems, and we give some indication of the likely future developments of this field in industry.


Free Boundary Problem Shape Design Unknown Boundary Optimal Shape Design Informal Argument 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Pironneau
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  1. 1.Centre Scientifique et Polytechnique, Departement de MathematiquesUniversite Paris-NordVilletaneuseFrance

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