Shape and Layout Optimization of Structural Systems and Optimality Criteria Methods

  • G. I. N. Rozvany

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 325)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. G. I. N. Rozvany, M. Zhou
    Pages 23-39
  3. G. I. N. Rozvany, M. Zhou
    Pages 41-56
  4. G. I. N. Rozvany
    Pages 75-87
  5. G. I. N. Rozvany, M. Zhou
    Pages 89-105
  6. G. I. N. Rozvany
    Pages 107-127
  7. G. I. N. Rozvany, W. Gollub
    Pages 129-145
  8. G. I. N. Rozvany, W. Gollub, M. Zhou, D. Gerdes
    Pages 147-169
  9. N. Olhoff, M. P. Bendsøe, J. Rasmussen
    Pages 171-197
  10. C. A. Mota Soares, J. I. Barbosa, C. M. Mota Soares
    Pages 301-330
  11. G. Iancu, E. Schnack
    Pages 411-430
  12. E. Schnack, G. Iancu
    Pages 431-456
  13. E. Schnack, G. Iancu
    Pages 457-482
  14. E. Schnack
    Pages 483-496

About this book


Shape and layout optimization represent some of the most useful but also most difficult classes of problems in structural design, which have been investigated in detail only during the last few years. Shape optimization is concerned with the optimal shape of boundaries of continua or of interfaces between two materials in composites. Layout optimization deals with the simultaneous optimization of the topology, geometry and cross-sectional sizes of structural systems. In spite of its complextiy, layout optimization is a very rewarding task, because it results in much greater savings than the optimization of cross-sectional sizes only. Because of their important role in shape and layout optimization, the book also covers in detail new optimality criteria methods, which are capable of handling many thousand design variables and active design contraints. Shape and layout optimization is becoming an indispensable tool in the design of aeroplanes, space structures, cars, ships, building and civil engineering structures, power stations, chemical plants, artificial organs, sporting equipment, and all other solid systems where stresses and deformations play an important role.


civil engineering deformation design geometry layout material optimization plants solid stress structural design structural system

Editors and affiliations

  • G. I. N. Rozvany
    • 1
  1. 1.Essen UniversityGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-82363-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2788-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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