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By Peter W. Christensen

This e-book has grown out of lectures and classes given at Linköping college, Sweden, over a interval of 15 years. It offers an introductory remedy of difficulties and strategies of structural optimization. the 3 simple sessions of geometrical - timization difficulties of mechanical constructions, i. e. , dimension, form and topology op- mization, are taken care of. the focal point is on concrete numerical resolution equipment for d- crete and (?nite aspect) discretized linear elastic constructions. the fashion is particular and functional: mathematical proofs are supplied while arguments will be saved e- mentary yet are in a different way merely pointed out, whereas implementation info are often supplied. in addition, because the textual content has an emphasis on geometrical layout difficulties, the place the layout is represented by way of continually varying―frequently very many― variables, so-called ?rst order equipment are important to the therapy. those tools are in keeping with sensitivity research, i. e. , on developing ?rst order derivatives for - jectives and constraints. The classical ?rst order tools that we emphasize are CONLIN and MMA, that are in accordance with specific, convex and separable appro- mations. it may be remarked that the classical and regularly used so-called op- mality standards strategy is usually of this type. it will probably even be famous during this context that 0 order equipment resembling reaction floor equipment, surrogate types, neural n- works, genetic algorithms, and so forth. , basically practice to sorts of difficulties than those handled the following and may be offered somewhere else.

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It is certainly possible to solve (SO)sf directly, but there is major disadvantage with the simultaneous formulation for large-scale problems—the number of constraints due to the equilibrium equations is huge. In case the stiffness matrix is nonsingular, we may use the equilibrium equations to write the displacements as functions of the design variables: u(x) = K −1 (x)F (x). e. 33). For larger problems it would be extremely time-consuming to produce such formulas. In this case, the equilibrium equations will be used to implicitly define u(x).

N}, where gi , i = 0, . . , l, are continuously differentiable, g0 is strictly convex and all other gi are convex. e. they may be written as a sum of functions of a single variable: n gi (x) = i = 0, . . , l. gij (xj ), j =1 The separability of gi makes it advantageous to use Lagrangian duality to solve the optimization problem. The Lagrangian function L of (P)s becomes l L(x, λ) = g0 (x) + λi gi (x) i=1 n = l n g0j (xj ) + j =1 λi n = l g0j (xj ) + j =1 gij (xj ) j =1 i=1 λi gij (xj ) , i=1 Lj (xj ,λ) 48 3 Basics of Convex Programming where λi ≥ 0, i = 1, .

This is the reason why Lagrangian duality is so attractive for convex, separable problems. 14) ∂Lj (xj , λ) = 0, ∂xj cf. Fig. 7. Since xj → Lj (xj , λ) is strictly convex, there is a unique solution to this minimization problem. 14) for each j , 1 ≤ j ≤ n, we may obtain the dual objective function. As usual, the dual problem is solved by maximizing the dual objective function for λ ≥ 0. t. 5 ≤ 0 x ∈ X = {x : 0 ≤ x1 ≤ 1, −2 ≤ x2 ≤ 1}. The problem is illustrated in Fig. 8. 5λ. L1 (x1 ,λ) L2 (x2 ,λ) Differentiation gives ∂L1 = 2x1 + λ − 6, ∂x1 ∂L2 = 2x2 + λ + 2.

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