Evolutionary Structural Optimization

  • Y. M. Xie
  • G. P. Steven

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Y. M. Xie, G. P. Steven
    Pages 1-11
  3. Y. M. Xie, G. P. Steven
    Pages 12-29
  4. Y. M. Xie, G. P. Steven
    Pages 40-62
  5. Y. M. Xie, G. P. Steven
    Pages 63-78
  6. Y. M. Xie, G. P. Steven
    Pages 79-92
  7. Y. M. Xie, G. P. Steven
    Pages 93-125
  8. O. M. Querin
    Pages 148-182
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 183-188

About this book


Evolutionary Structural Optimization (ESO) is a design method based on the simple concept of gradually removing inefficient material from a structure as it is being designed. Through this method, the resulting structure will evolve towards its optimum shape. The latest techniques and results of ESO are presented here, illustrated by numerous clear and detailed examples. Sections cover the fundamental aspects of the method, the application to multiple load cases and multiple support environments, frequency optimization, stiffness and displacement constraints, buckling, jointed frame structures, shape optimization, and stress reduction. This is followed by a section describing Evolve97, a software package which will allow readers to try the ideas of ESO themselves and to solve their optimization problems. This software is provided on a computer diskette which accompanies the book.


Fundament Kette beam design design process engineering design environment finite element method optimization software structural optimization structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Y. M. Xie
    • 1
  • G. P. Steven
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Building EngineeringVictoria University of TechnologyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Aeronautical EngineeringUniversity of SydneyAustralia

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