Structural Dynamic Systems Computational Techniques and Optimization: Optimization Techniques

1st Edition

Cornelius T. Leondes

CRC Press
Published February 22, 1999
Reference - 284 Pages
ISBN 9789056996444 - CAT# TF3050
Series: Gordon and Breach International Series in Engineering, Technolo

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Summary

Formulation of an optimal dynamic structural system design problem requires identification of design variables that describe the structural system, a cost function that needs to be minimized, and performance and safety constraints for the system. The formulation of the problem depends upon the type of application and objectives to be achieved, i.e., the shape, the sizing, or topology design problem. Specific design variable definition, cost of function and constraints are dictated by the application. This volume is a comprehensive treatment of the general methods involved in this broadly fundamental problem and provides essential techniques in specific but pervasive structural dynamic systems elements and their optimization.

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