Many industrial problems of structural design involve a very small number n of design parameters compared with the total number of degrees of freedom needed to correctly handle the state equation. This is why it is interesting to proceed as we have done up to now, that is to eliminate the state variables from the problem and to reduce the optimal shape problem to a constrained cost minimization problem set over the small set A C T1 Y of admissible designs


Cost Function Line Search Shoot Method Optimization Loop Optimal Design Problem 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Emmanuel Laporte
    • 1
  • Patrick Le Tallec
    • 2
  1. 1.Délégation Générale pour L’Armement DSA/SPAéParis Cedex 15France
  2. 2.Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance

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