Discrete Structural Optimization

IUTAM Symposium Zakopane, Poland August 31 – September 3, 1993

  • Witold Gutkowski
  • Jacek Bauer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Ph. Trompette, J. L. Marcelin, C. Schmeding
    Pages 1-11
  3. Mitsuo Kishi, Toshiyuki Kodera, Yoshiyuki Iwao, Ryusuke Hosoda
    Pages 22-29
  4. K. Dems, Z. Mróz
    Pages 47-60
  5. Elke Schäfer, Johannes Geilen, Hans A. Eschenauer
    Pages 61-70
  6. Andrzej Osyczka, Jerzy Montusiewicz
    Pages 71-79
  7. A. O Rasskazov, A. S. Dekhtjar
    Pages 80-87
  8. Janusz Niczyj, Witold M. Paczkowski
    Pages 88-97
  9. Vassili V. Toropov, Valery L. Markin, Henrik Carlsen
    Pages 98-107
  10. G. I. N. Rozvany, M. Zhou
    Pages 118-134
  11. G. I. N. Rozvany, M. Zhou, T. Birker, T. Lewiǹski
    Pages 135-147
  12. W. Gutkowski, J. Bauer, Z. Iwanow
    Pages 168-177
  13. Jan Holnicki-Szulc, Francisco López-Almansa, Andrzej Maćkiewicz
    Pages 190-199
  14. Algirdas Čižas, Stanislav Stupak
    Pages 200-208

About these proceedings


The IUTAM Symposium on "Discrete Structural Optimization" was devoted to discuss optimization problems for which design va­ riables may not be sought among continuous sets. Optimum sizing from lists of available profiles, segmentation; as well as allocation and number of supports, sensors or actuators, are good exam­ ples of such problems for which design variables may be chosen only from finite sets. The above problems are having not only important practical applications. They are also inspiring scienti­ fic research in the field of discrete applied mathematics. Among them are controlled enumeration methods, subgradient approach, genetic programming, multicriteria optimization, neural nets etc. Along with its tradition of promoting and supporting new im­ portant fields of research in mechanics and its application, General Assembly of IUTAM decided in 1990 to support the Sumposium. It is worthy to note that this is the second IUTAM Symposium on structural optimization, organized in Poland. The first one was held in Warsaw twenty years ago and was organized by Profe­ ssors Sawczuk and Mroz. It was devoted mostly to problems with continuous design variables. The Symposium which gathered 40 participants from 12 coun­ tries was sponsored by several institutions listed below. However support by IUTAM should be specially appreciated. It helped se­ veral scientists to contribute to the Symposium which other way wouldn't attend the meeting.


Strukturoptimierung beam finite element method optimization shells stress structural optimization vibration

Editors and affiliations

  • Witold Gutkowski
    • 1
  • Jacek Bauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Fundamental Technological ResearchWarsawPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-85097-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-85095-0
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