Aspects of The Optimization Process in Practice

  • Raphael T. Haftka
  • Zafer Gürdal
Part of the Solid Mechanics And Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 11)


Occasionally, a structural analyst will write a design program that includes the calculation of structural response as well as an implementation of a constrained optimization algorithm, such as those discussed in Chapter 5. More often, however, the analyst will have a structural analysis package, such as a finite-element program, as well as an optimization software package available to him. The task of the analyst is to combine the two so as to bring them to bear on the structural design problem that he wishes to solve.


Design Variable Move Limit Stress Constraint Displacement Constraint Nominal Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raphael T. Haftka
    • 1
  • Zafer Gürdal
    • 2
  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

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