An introduction to structural optimization (Solid Mechanics by Peter W. Christensen

By Peter W. Christensen

This textbook supplies an creation to all 3 sessions of geometry optimization difficulties of mechanical buildings: sizing, form and topology optimization. the fashion is particular and urban, concentrating on challenge formulations and numerical resolution equipment. The remedy is targeted sufficient to permit readers to jot down their very own implementations. at the book's homepage, courses could be downloaded that extra facilitate the training of the cloth lined. The mathematical must haves are saved to a naked minimal, making the ebook compatible for undergraduate, or starting graduate, scholars of mechanical or structural engineering. training engineers operating with structural optimization software program might additionally make the most of studying this publication.

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2 Convexity A set S ⊂ Rn is convex if for all x 1 , x 2 ∈ S and all λ ∈ (0, 1), it holds that λx 1 + (1 − λ)x 2 ∈ S. Thus, a set is convex if all points on the line connecting any two points in the set also belongs to the set, cf. Fig. 2. A function f : S → R is convex (on the convex set S ⊂ Rn ) if for all x 1 , x 2 ∈ S with x 1 = x 2 and all λ ∈ (0, 1), it holds that f (λx 1 + (1 − λ)x 2 ) ≤ λf (x 1 ) + (1 − λ)f (x 2 ). Similarly, f is strictly convex if strict inequality (<) holds above instead.

11) 3 + λ1 ⎢ ⎣ 3 ⎦ 0 1 −√ 2 3A2 8F 3F λ1 √ + − σ0 = 0. 11) we get λ1 = A22 = 0. 3 Insertion of this into the first row gives 8A2 2 √ − √ 2 2 = 0, 3 3 3A1 from which we get √ 3 A1 . 12), we finally get A2 = 14F A∗1 = √ 3σ0 and A∗2 = 7F . σ0 Since the problem is convex, cf. 1, we know that this KKT point is also the global minimum of (P)1 , see Fig. 6. e. they were written as g2 ≤ 0, . . , g5 ≤ 0. However, since in this example (and as in any statically determinate truss), the stress in each bar depends only on the cross-sectional area of that particular bar, the stress constraints may be written as simple box constraints instead, cf.

Also a global, minimum of a convex optimization problem. 3) 42 3 Basics of Convex Programming where λi , i = 1, . . , l are called Lagrange multipliers. 10) for all j = 1, . . , n and i = 1, . . , l. Partial differentiation of L with respect to the design variables gives ∂L(x, λ) ∂g0 (x) = + ∂xj ∂xj l λi i=1 ∂gi (x) . ∂xj In most texts, box constraints are not treated separately, but are instead included in gi (x) ≤ 0, i = 1, . . , l, by writing xj − xjmax ≤ 0 and xjmin − xj ≤ 0, j = 1, . .

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