Elements of Structural Optimization

  • Raphael T. Haftka
  • Zafer Gürdal
  • Manohar P. Kamat

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Raphael T. Haftka, Zafer Gürdal, Manohar P. Kamat
    Pages 1-17
  3. Raphael T. Haftka, Zafer Gürdal, Manohar P. Kamat
    Pages 19-60
  4. Raphael T. Haftka, Zafer Gürdal, Manohar P. Kamat
    Pages 61-98
  5. Raphael T. Haftka, Zafer Gürdal, Manohar P. Kamat
    Pages 99-134
  6. Raphael T. Haftka, Zafer Gürdal, Manohar P. Kamat
    Pages 135-175
  7. Raphael T. Haftka, Zafer Gürdal, Manohar P. Kamat
    Pages 177-209
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    Pages 211-250
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    Pages 251-281
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    Pages 283-318
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    Pages 319-340
  12. Raphael T. Haftka, Zafer Gürdal, Manohar P. Kamat
    Pages 341-384
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 385-402

About this book

Introduction

The field of structural optimization is still a relatively new field undergoing rapid changes in methods and focus. Until recently there was a severe imbalance between the enormous amount of literature on the subject, and the paucity of applications to practical design problems. This imbalance is being gradually redressed now. There is still no shortage of new publications, but there are also exciting applications of the methods of structural optimizations in the automotive, aerospace, civil engineering, machine design and other engineering fields. As a result of the growing pace of applications, research into structural optimization methods is increasingly driven by real-life problems. Most engineers who design structures employ complex general-purpose software packages for structural analysis. Often they do not have any access to the source the details of program, and even more frequently they have only scant knowledge of the structural analysis algorithms used in this software packages. Therefore the major challenge faced by researchers in structural optimization is to develop methods that are suitable for use with such software packages. Another major challenge is the high computational cost associated with the analysis of many complex real-life problems. In many cases the engineer who has the task of designing a structure cannot afford to analyze it more than a handful of times.

Keywords

optimization structural optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Raphael T. Haftka
    • 1
  • Zafer Gürdal
    • 2
  • Manohar P. Kamat
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aerospace and Ocean EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.School of Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-7862-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-015-7864-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-7862-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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