Structural optimization

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 86–93 | Cite as

On shape sensitivity approaches in the numerical analysis of structures

  • K. Dems
  • Z. Mróz
Technical Papers


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.


Sensitivity Analysis Civil Engineer Element Model Finite Element Model Direct Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Dems
    • 1
  • Z. Mróz
    • 2
  1. 1.Lódż Technical UniversityLódżPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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