On Structural Optimisation and Configurational Mechanics

  • Franz-Joseph Barthold
Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 11)


Kinematics in structural optimisation and configurational mechanics coincide as long as sufficiently smooth design variations of the material bodies are considered. Thus, variational techniques from design sensitivity analysis can be used to derive the well-known Eshelby tensor. The impact on numerical techniques including computer aided design (cad) and the finite element method (fern) is outlined.


Structural optimisation configurational mechanics Eshelby tensor 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Franz-Joseph Barthold
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  1. 1.Numerical Methods and Information Processing, University of DortmundGermany

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