Optimization of Structures Using an Integrated Finite Element Approach

L.F. Jansen

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Structural optimization can be regarded as automated re-design of structures. The design requirements are cast into a standard form; minimization of a cost function subject to a set of constraints. For example, minimize the weight of a structure subject to stress and displacement constraints.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegration of Theory and Applications in Applied Mechanics
Subtitle of host publicationChoice of papers presented at the First National Mechanics Congress, April 2–4, 1990, Rolduc, Kerkrade, The Netherlands
EditorsJ.F. Dijksman, F.T.M. Nieuwstadt
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-009-2125-2
ISBN (Print)978-94-010-7456-8
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Event1st National Mechanics Congress 1990 - Rolduc, Kerkrade, Netherlands
Duration: 2 Apr 19904 Apr 1990
Conference number: 1


Conference1st National Mechanics Congress 1990
CityRolduc, Kerkrade


  • Structural optimization
  • Optimization methods
  • Finite element method


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