On the solution of a nonlinear programming problem by decomposition

  • O. E. Lev
Contributed Papers


A decomposition method, used in least-weight plastic design, is extended to solve problems with nonlinearity arising from variable structure geometry. The problem considered is that of finding vectorsx1,x2, andq that minimize [l max{|x1|, |x2|}], subject toAx1=b1 andAx2=b2, where both the vectorl and the matrixA are nonlinear functions ofq.

Key Words

Decomposition nonlinear programming structural optimization trusses 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • O. E. Lev
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbana

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