ISBN-10:
1853128864
ISBN-13:
9781853128868
Pub. Date:
01/01/2002
Publisher:
WIT Press
Practical Applications of Design Optimization (High Performance Structures and Material Series)

Practical Applications of Design Optimization (High Performance Structures and Material Series)

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ISBN-13: 9781853128868
Publisher: WIT Press
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Series: High Performance Structures and Material Series
Edition description: Book & Cd-Rom
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexiii
Introductionxv
Chapter 1Origin of the techniques of design optimization1
1.1.Design methodologies in engineering1
1.2.Concept and formulation of optimum design6
1.3.Conclusion12
1.4.References13
Chapter 2Current state of optimization techniques15
2.1.Types of optimum design15
2.1.1.Sizing optimization15
2.1.2.Geometry optimization16
2.1.3.Topological optimization23
2.2.Current state of optimization software26
2.2.1.Genesis27
2.2.2.Msc/Nastran28
2.2.3.Nisaopt29
2.2.4.Boss Quattro30
2.2.5.Soda31
2.3.References32
Chapter 3Laminated steel shapes33
3.1.Introduction33
3.2.Design constraints applicable to metal sections37
3.3.Shape optimization of open laminated shapes40
3.3.1.Optimization of the HEA shape series43
3.3.2.Optimization of the HEB shape series46
3.3.3.Optimization of the HEM shape series49
3.3.4.Optimization of the IPE shape series52
3.4.Description of the SAFO code55
3.5.Application example. Optimization of a reinforced beam with a constant strength modulus63
3.6.Application example. Optimization of a standard shape, maintaining the depth as a constant67
3.7.Optimization of the series of shapes71
3.7.1.Optimization of the HEA shape series71
3.7.2.Optimization of the HEB shape series73
3.7.3.Optimization of the HEM shape series75
3.7.4.Optimization of the IPE shape series77
3.8.References79
Chapter 4Mechanical elements for automobiles81
4.1.Introduction81
4.2.Shape optimization of a connecting rod82
4.2.1.Definition of the geometric model82
4.2.2.Formulation of the structural model84
4.2.3.Formulation of the optimization problem85
4.3.References96
Chapter 5Prestressed concrete beams97
5.1.Prestressed concrete beams97
5.2.Precasting of bridge decks99
5.3.Formulation of the optimization process106
5.4.General description of the VTOP code111
5.5.Practical examples. Beam 1119
5.6.Practical examples. Beam 2125
5.7.Practical examples. Beam 3130
5.8.References136
Chapter 6Aluminium structural bars137
6.1.Introduction137
6.2.Architecture138
6.3.Covers for leisure and cultural complexes140
6.4.Factory covers141
6.5.Chemical and hydrocarbon plants143
6.6.Design constraints for aluminium open sections144
6.6.1.Sections with tensile axial stress147
6.6.2.Sections with compressive axial stress148
6.6.3.Sections withstanding simple bending152
6.6.4.Sections withstanding combined axial compression, and bending155
6.6.5.Sections withstanding combined shear, compression, and bending156
6.7.Formulating the optimization problem157
6.8.General description of the BALDO code158
6.9.Practical example164
6.10.References172
Chapter 7Vehicle chassis175
7.1.Introduction175
7.2.Size optimization of a vehicle chassis175
7.3.References185
Chapter 8Future developments in optimum design technology187
8.1.Multiobjective optimization187
8.2.Multidisciplinary optimization196
8.3.Integration of CAE systems and optimization197
8.4.Advanced visualization and optimization199
8.5.Final considerations207
8.6.References209
Name Index213
Subject Index215

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