Structural optimization

M. El-Sayed
C. A. Brebbia
Structural optimization
328 pags.
Computational Mecahnics Pub.

Continued from the previous editions, the 4th international conference on Computer Aided Design of Structure, OPTI95 was held in Miami (USA) in September, 1995. The works submitted are included in this publication. Several of them deal with multi-objective optimization, which allows a designer to obtain a more balanced solution. Other group of works corresponds to emerging techniques in numerical optimization. Some methods based on the approximated formulation of problems are important for their computational efficiency. The practical applications included in this volume correspond to construction, mining as well as mechanical, aeronautical and biomedical engineering.