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Computer Aided Optimal Design: Structural and Mechanical Systems

Computer Aided Optimal Design: Structural and Mechanical Systems

by Carlos A. Mota Soares


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ISBN-13: 9780387175980
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 06/28/1987
Series: NATO Science Series
Pages: 1029
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

I - Variational Methods in Optimal Design.- Distributed Parameter Optimal Structural Design: Some Basic Problem Formulations and their Applications.- Structural Optimization by Variational Methods.- Minimum-Weight Plate Design Via Prager’s Layout Theory.- Design of Structure and Controllers for Optimal Performance.- II - Numerical Methods in Optimal Design.- Numerical Optimization Techniques.- Finite Elements in Optimal Structural Design.- Structural Optimization Using Optimality Criteria.- Optimal Design of Elastic — Plastic Structures.- Computer - Automated Design of Building Frameworks Under Various Performance Conditions.- Optimum Control of Structures.- Minimum Weight and Optimal Control Design of Space Structures.- III - Shape Optimal Design.- Sensitivity Analysis and Optimal Design with Account for Varying Shape and Support Conditions.- Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis and Optimal Design of Structural Systems.- Adaptive Grid Design for Finite Element Analysis in Optimization.- Sensitivity Analysis in Thermoelasticity Problems.- A New Variational Approach to Structural Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis.- Design Sensitivity Analysis and Optimization of Nonlinear Structures.- Boundary Elements in Shape Optimal Design of Structural Components.- Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis Using Boundary Integral Equation for Potential Problems.- Boundary Elements in Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis of Thermoelastic Solids.- IV - Multilevel and Interdisciplinary Optimal Design.- Interdisciplinary and Multilevel Optimum Design.- V - Optimal Design of Mechanical Systems.- Design Sensitivity Analysis of Dynamic Systems.- VI - Knowledge Based Systems in Optimal Design.- Knowledge-Based Systems in Optimal Design 759.- VII - Integrated CAD/EEM/Optimization Techniques and Applications.- CAD Technology in Optimal Design.- Computer Aided Optimal Design of Elastic Structures.- Take-Off in Optimum Structural Design.- Structural Optimization of Ship Structures.- Advances in Optimal Design with Composite Materials.- Structural Optimisation in Aircraft Construction.- Weight Optimization of Aircraft Structures.- A CAD Approach to Structural Optimization.- Application of Structural Optimization Using Finite Elements.- Panel Discussion — Trends in Computer Aided Optimal Design.- Acceptance of Optimization Technology.- Computational Effort in Structural Design.- Issues of Generality, Reliability and Efficiency in Optimum Design.- Some Factors Favoring Interactive Optimal Design.- Potential of the AI Methods in Optimisation.- Design Process with Optimisation.- Future Trends in Computer Aided Optimal Design.

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