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On shape sensitivity approaches in the numerical analysis of structures

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The semi-analytical, analytical and direct methods for numerical structural shape sensitivity analysis are discussed for a beam model and the general three-dimensional case. While the two first methods are applied directly to the finite element model of a structure, the direct approach follows from a continuous formulation and only the final results can be discretized.

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Dems, K., Mróz, Z. On shape sensitivity approaches in the numerical analysis of structures. Structural Optimization 6, 86–93 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01743340

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