# Mathematical Programming in Engineering Mechanics: Some Current Problems

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## Abstract

The application of mathematical programming methods in a variety of practically motivated engineering mechanics problems provides a fertile field for interdisciplinary interaction between the mathematical programming and engineering communities. This paper briefly outlines several topical problems in engineering mechanics involving the use of mathematical programming techniques. The intention is to attract the attention of mathematical programming experts to some of the still open questions in the intersection of the two fields.

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Complementarity Problem Linear Complementarity Problem Mathematical Program With Equilibrium Constraint Mathematical Programming Method Cohesive Crack Model
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