Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 627–629 | Cite as

On global optimization articles in SMO

  • Rodolphe Le RicheEmail author
  • Raphael T. Haftka


Recent discussions in the editorial committee of the SMO Journal, following a forum article (Sigmund, Struct Multidisc Optim 43(5):589–596, 2011) on non-gradient methods in topology optimization, have shown that an analysis of global optimization contributions to SMO might be useful.


Global optimization Editorial guidelines Meta-heuristiques 


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  3. Ijsselmuiden ST, Abdalla MM, Gürdal Z (2010) Optimization of variable stiffness panels for maximum buckling load using lamination parameters. AIAA J 48(1):134–143CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  5. Sigmund O (2011) On the usefulness of non-gradient approaches in topology optimization. Struct Multidisc Optim 43(5):589–596MathSciNetCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CNRSSaint-EtienneFrance
  2. 2.Ecole des Mines de St-EtienneSaint EtienneFrance
  3. 3.University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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