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Elements of Structural Optimization
 

  Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials


Elements of Structural Optimization


Elements of Structural Optimization

Zafer Gürdal
Raphael T. Haftka


Solid Mechanics and its Applications, Volume 11
Series Editor: G. M. L. Gladwell

 ISBN 0-7923-1505-7 (Paper Back)
ISBN 0-7923-1504-9 (Hard Back)

 Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by:
Kluwer Academic Publishers
101 Philip Drive, Norwell, MA 02061

 In all other countries, sold and distributed by:
Kluwer Academic Publishers Group,
P.O. BOX 322, 3300 AA Dordrecht, The Netherlands.


This text on structural optimization has two principal objectives. The first is to acquaint the student with the state of the art mathematical methods of optimization. To this end the book presents analytical and numerical methods ranging from variational techniques to numerical search algorithms. The second objective of the textbook is to describe the interface the structural designer has to create between the structural analysis and optimization software. This includes the development of constraint derivative formulations and software, the use of constraint approximations, and the choice between competing formulation of the same design task as an optimization problem.

The additional material in the third edition reflects the rapid pace of development in the area of structural optimization. The new interest in methods for discrete or integer problems is reflected in material on the theory and applications of integer programming techniques. These range from the well known branch and bound techniques to the new methods of probabilistic search, such as simulated annealing and genetic algorithms. Applications focus on the design of composite laminates for increased strength and stiffness. Chapters 6-8, which describe the interface between structural analysis and optimization software, have been expanded by about one third, reflecting new developments in approximation methods and sensitivity techniques.


Contents:

 - Preface

     
  1. Introduction
  2. Classical Tools in Structural Optimization
  3. Linear Mathematical Programming
  4. Unconstrained Optimization
  5. Constrained Optimization
  6. Aspects of the Optimization Process in Practice
  7. Sensitivity of Discrete Systems
  8. Introduction to Variational Sensitivity Analysis
  9. Dual and Optimality Criteria Methods
  10. Decomposition and Multilevel Optimization
  11. Optimum Design of Laminated Composite Materials

Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials


Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials

Zafer Gürdal
Raphael T. Haftka
Prabhat Hajela






ISBN 0-471-25276-X (Hard Back)

Wiley-Interscience
John Wiley & sons, Inc.
Professional/Trade Division
605 Third Ave, New York, NY 10158-0012



Offering a thorough treaatment of both contemporary design optimization techniques and the mechanics of composite laminates, Design and Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials broadens engineers' design horizons by providing them with the information they need to take full advantage of this important class of composite materials.  Intended to serve as an undergraduate-to graduate-level course text or a professional reference for practicing engineers, it features a rational, integrated presentation, supplemented with case examples, practice exercises, and valuable programming tips.


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