Optimization of Offshore Structures

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Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

Abstract

Optimization techniques are widely applied to determine the optimum solution of structural design problems. This chapter introduces first the mathematical formulation of optimization problems and then gives summary of the techniques available in obtaining their solution. There are several algorithms, some require the gradient information of the objective function and constraints and some other use heuristics to search the design space for the optimum solution. Among these algorithms, sequential programming technique and differential evolution algorithm are briefly explained. This chapter demonstrates second the mathematical formulation of optimization problems including the uncertainties associated with the loads, resistances, and structural responses and then offers summary of the techniques available to obtain the solution. The chapter ends with the application examples and exercises.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Halil Karadeniz
    • 1
  • Mehmet Polat Saka
    • 2
  • Vedat Togan
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Civil Engineering and GeosciencesDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Engineering SciencesMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Civil EngineeringKaradeniz Technical UniversityTrabzonTurkey

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