151-0358-00L  Structural Optimization

SemesterSpring Semester 2018
LecturersG. Kress, B. Schläpfer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThe lecture class Structural Optimization addresses the automated and computer-aided finding of optimum solutions to problems of structural design. This includes design parameterization, formulation of objective and constraining functions as well as design improvement through application of optimization methods offered by mathematical programming and evolutionary algorithms.
ObjectiveTo become familiar with the most important methods of structural optimization and be able to utilize them on practical problems.
ContentThe lecture class Structural Optimization addresses the automated and computer-aided finding of optimum solutions to problems of structural design. This includes design parameterization, formulation of objective and constraining functions as well as design improvement through application of optimization methods offered by mathematical programming and evolutionary algorithms.
Lecture notesLecture class material is handed out and can be down-loaded from
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LiteratureThe script provides sufficient theory for the lecture class and the students are not required to purchase additional literature.