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Various Formulations of Structural Optimization
1.1 Overview of structural optimization
1.2 History of structural optimization
1.3 Structural optimization problem
1.3.1 Continuous problem
1.3.2 Discrete problem
1.4 Plastic design
1.6.2 Single loading condition
1.6.3 Multiple loading conditions
1.7 Optimality criteria approach
1.8 Compliance constraint
1.8.1 Problem formulation and sensitivity analysis
1.8.2 Optimality conditions
1.8.3 Reformulation of the optimization problem
1.8.4 Convexity of compliance
1.8.5 Other topics on compliance optimization
1.9 Frequency constraints
1.13 Simultaneous analysis and design
Design Sensitivity Analysis
2.1 Overview of design sensitivity analysis
2.2 Static responses
2.2.1 Direct differentiation method
2.2.2 Adjoint variable method
2.3 Eigenvalues of free vibration
2.3.1 Simple eigenvalue
2.3.2 Multiple eigenvalues
2.6 Nonlinear responses
2.7 Shape sensitivity analysis of trusses
Topology Optimization of Trusses
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Michell truss
3.3 Topology optimization problem
3.4 Optimization methods
3.5 Stress constraints
3.5.1 Introduction
3.5.2 Governing equations
3.5.3 Discontinuity in stress constraint
3.5.4 Discontinuity due to member buckling
3.5.5 Mathematical programming approach
3.5.6 Problem with stress and local constraints
3.6.1 Introduction
3.6.2 Compliance minimization problem
3.6.3 Stress constraints
3.6.4 Numerical examples
3.7 Genetic algorithm for truss topology optimization
3.7.1 Introduction
3.7.2 Optimization considering nodal cost
3.7.3 Topological bit and fitness function
3.7.4 Numerical examples
3.8 Random search method using exact reanalysis
3.8.1 Introduction
3.8.2 Exact reanalysis
3.8.3 Random search for topology optimization of trusses
3.9 Multiple eigenvalue constraints
3.9.1 Introduction
3.9.2 Multiple eigenvalues in optimal topology
3.9.3 Semidefinite programming for topology optimization
3.9.4 Linear buckling constraint
3.9.5 Numerical examples
3.10 Application of data mining
3.10.1 Frequent item set of decent solutions
3.10.2 Topology mining of ground structures
Configuration Optimization of Trusses
4.1 Introduction
4.3 Optimization of a regular grid truss
4.3.1 Problem formulation
4.3.2 Numerical examples
4.4 Generation of a link mechanism
4.4.1 Introduction
4.4.2 Mechanical model of a link mechanism
4.4.3 Problem formulation
4.4.4 Numerical examples
Optimization of Building Frames
5.1 Overview of optimization of building frames
5.1.1 Introduction
5.1.2 Problem formulation
5.1.3 Continuum approach
5.1.4 Semi-rigid connections and braces
5.1.5 Formulation of cost function
5.2 Local and global searches of approximate optimal designs
5.2.1 Introduction
5.2.2 Optimization problem and optimality conditions
5.2.3 Local search of approximate optimal solutions
5.2.4 Global search of approximate optimal solutions
5.2.5 Numerical example of a regular plane frame
5.3 Parametric optimization of frames
5.3.1 Introduction
5.3.2 Two-level decomposition of frames
5.3.3 General concept of decomposition to subsystems
5.3.4 Parametric multidisciplinary optimization problem
5.3.5 Optimization of plane frames
5.3.6 Optimization of a three-dimensional frame
5.4 Local search for multiobjective optimization of frames
5.4.1 Introduction
5.4.3 Local search for multiobjective structural optimization
5.4.4 Properties of Pareto optimal solutions
5.4.5 Numerical examples
5.5 Multiobjective seismic design of building frames
5.5.1 Introduction
5.5.3 Optimization method
5.5.4 Numerical examples
Optimization of Spatial Trusses and Frames
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Seismic optimization of spatial trusses
6.2.1 Introduction
6.2.2 Design sensitivity analysis
6.2.3 Optimization against seismic excitations
6.3 Heuristic approaches to optimization of a spatial frame
6.4 Shape optimization considering the designer’s pref- erence
6.4.1 Introduction
6.4.2 Description of an arch-type frame using a B´ezier curve
6.4.4 Sensitivity analysis with respect to control points
6.4.5 Numerical examples
6.5 Shape optimization of a single-layer latticed shell
6.5.1 Introduction
6.5.3 Numerical examples
6.6.1 Direct assignments of geometrical constraints
6.6.2 Optimization using a genetic algorithm
6.6.3 Numerical examples
6.7 Seismic design for spatially varying ground motions
6.7.1 Introduction
6.7.2 Response to spatially varying ground motions
6.7.3 Problem formulation and design sensitivity analysis
6.7.4 Postoptimal analysis
6.7.5 Numerical examples
6.8 Substructure approach to seismic optimization
6.8.1 Introduction
6.8.2 Frequency domain analysis for a secondary structure
6.8.3 Optimization problem
6.8.4 Numerical examples
A.1 Mathematical preliminaries
A.1.1 Positive definite matrix and convex functions
A.1.2 Rayleigh’s principle
A.1.3 Singular value decomposition
A.1.4 Directional derivative and subgradient
A.2 Optimization methods
A.2.1 Classification of optimization problems
A.2.2 Nonlinear programming
A.2.3 Dual problem
A.2.4 Semidefinite programming
A.4.1 Definition of multiobjective programming
A.4.2 Constraint approach
A.4.3 Linear weighted sum approach
A.4.4 Goal programming
A.5 Parametric structural optimization problem
A.6 Parametric curves and surfaces
A.6.1 B´ezier curve
A.6.2 B´ezier surface
A.6.3 Adjoint curve
A.7 Response spectrum approach
A.7.1 SRSS method
A.7.2 CQC method
A.7.3 Design response spectrum
A.7.4 Sensitivity analysis of mean maximum response
A.8 List of available standard sections of beams and columns
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Optimization of Finite Dimensional Structures

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