Stability And Optimization Of Structures

Autor: Makoto Ohsaki
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387681841
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This book focuses on the optimization of a geometrically-nonlinear structure under stability constraint. It presents a deep insight into optimization-based and computer-assisted stability design of discrete structures. Coverage combines design sensitivity analysis developed in structural optimization and imperfection-sensitivity analysis developed in stability analysis.

Optimization And Anti Optimization Of Structures Under Uncertainty

Autor: Isaac Elishakoff
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1848164785
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The volume presents a collaboration between internationally recognized experts on anti-optimization and structural optimization, and summarizes various novel ideas, methodologies and results studied over 20 years. The book vividly demonstrates how the concept of uncertainty should be incorporated in a rigorous manner during the process of designing real-world structures. The necessity of anti-optimization approach is first demonstrated, then the anti-optimization techniques are applied to static, dynamic and buckling problems, thus covering the broadest possible set of applications. Finally, anti-optimization is fully utilized by a combination of structural optimization to produce the optimal design considering the worst-case scenario. This is currently the only book that covers the combination of optimization and anti-optimization. It shows how various optimization techniques are used in the novel anti-optimization technique, and how the structural optimization can be exponentially enhanced by incorporating the concept of worst-case scenario, thereby increasing the safety of the structures designed in various fields of engineering.

Optimization Of Finite Dimensional Structures

Autor: Makoto Ohsaki
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439820049
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Originally developed for mechanical and aeronautical engineering, structural optimization is not so easily applied to civil and architectural engineering, as structures in these fields are not mass products, but more often unique structures planned in accordance with specific design requirements. The shape and geometry of such structures are determined by a designer or an architect in view of nonstructural performance that includes aesthetics. Until now, books in this area gave little help to engineers working in cooperation with designers, as they covered conceptual material with little consideration of civil engineering applications, or they required a solid background in applied mathematics and continuum mechanics, an area not usually studied by practicing engineers and students in civil engineering. Optimization of Finite Dimensional Structures introduces methodologies and applications that are closely related to design problems encountered in structural optimization, to serve as a bridge between the communities of structural optimization in mechanical engineering and the researchers and engineers in civil engineering. This unparalleled, self-contained work: Provides readers with the basics of optimization of frame structures, such as trusses, building frames, and long-span structures, with descriptions of various applications to real-world problems Summarizes the historical development of methodologies and theorems on optimization of frame structures Introduces many recently developed highly efficient optimization techniques presented with illustrative examples Describes traditional problems with constraints on limit loads, member stresses, compliance, and eigenvalues of vibration, all in detail Offers a unique look at optimization results for spatial trusses and latticed domes Mathematical preliminaries and methodologies are summarized in the book’s appendix, so that readers can attend to the details when needed without having to wade through tedious mathematics in the explanatory main chapters. Instead, small examples that can be solved by hand or by using a simple program are presented in these chapters, making the book readily accessible and highly useful for both classroom use and professional self-study.

Multiparameter Stability Theory With Mechanical Applications

Autor: Alexander P. Seyranian
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812564443
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This book deals with fundamental problems, concepts, and methods ofmultiparameter stability theory with applications in mechanics. Itpresents recent achievements and knowledge of bifurcation theory, sensitivity analysis of stability characteristics, general aspects ofnonconservative stability problems, analysis of singularities ofboundaries for the stability domains, stability analysis ofmultiparameter linear periodic systems, and optimization of structuresunder stability constraints

Large Scale Dynamic Systems

Autor: Dragoslav D. Siljak
ISBN: 9780486462851
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This unique interdisciplinary approach examines relationships among the stability and structures of massive dynamic systems, with applications ranging from spacecraft and power systems to ecology and economics. 1978 edition.

Structural Sensitivity Analysis And Optimization 1

Autor: Kyung K. Choi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387271694
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Extensive numerical methods for computing design sensitivity are included in the text for practical application and software development. The numerical method allows integration of CAD-FEA-DSA software tools, so that design optimization can be carried out using CAD geometric models instead of FEA models. This capability allows integration of CAD-CAE-CAM so that optimized designs can be manufactured effectively.

Nonlinear Analysis Of Thin Walled Structures

Autor: James F. Doyle
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387952161
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Mechanical engineering, an engineering discipline born of the needs of the Industrial Revolution, is once again asked to do its substantial share in the call for industrial renewal. The general call is urgent as we face the profound issues of productivity and competitiveness that require engineering solutions, among others. The Mechanical Engineering Series is a new series, featuring graduate texts and research monographs, intended to address the need for information in contemporary areas of mechanical engineering. The series is conceived as a comprehensive one that will cover a broad range of concentrations important to mechanical engineering graduate education and research. We are fortunate to have a distinguished roster of consulting editors, each an expert in one of the areas of concentration. The names of the consult ing editors are listed on page vi. The areas of concentration are applied mechanics, biomechanics, computational mechanics, dynamic systems and control, energetics, mechanics of materials, processing, thermal science, and tribology. We are pleased to present Nonlinear Analysis of Thin-Walled Structures by James F. Doyle. Austin, Texas Frederick F. Ling Preface This book is concerned with the challenging subject of the nonlinear static, dynamic, and stability analyses of thin-walled structures. It carries on from where Static and Dynamic Analysis of Structures, published by Kluwer 1991, left off; that book concentrated on frames and linear analysis, while the present book is focused on plated structures, nonlinear analysis, and a greater emphasis on stability analysis.

Design And Optimization Of Metal Structures

Autor: J Farkas
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1782420479
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An industrial book that analyses various theoretical problems, optimizes numerical applications and addresses industrial problems such as belt-conveyor bridge, pipeline, wind turbine power, large-span suspended roof and offshore jacket member. Multi-storey frames and pressure vessel-supporting frames are discussed in detail. The book’s emphasis is on economy and cost calculation, making it possible to compare costs and make significant savings in the design stages, by, for example, comparing the costs of stiffened and un-stiffened structural versions of plates and shells. In this respect, this book will be an invaluable aid for designers, students, researchers and manufacturers to find better, optimal, competitive structural solutions. Emphasis is placed on economy and cost calculation, making it possible to compare costs and make significant savings in the design stages of metal structures Optimizes numerical applications and analyses various theoretical and industrial problems, such as belt-conveyor bridge, pipeline, wind turbine power, large-span suspended roof and offshore jacket member An invaluable aid for designers, students, researchers and manufacturers to find better, optimal, competitive structural solutions

Computational Design Of Lightweight Structures

Autor: Benoit Descamps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118908821
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The author of this book presents a general, robust, and easy-to-use method that can handle many design parameters efficiently. Following an introduction, Chapter 1 presents the general concepts of truss layout optimization, starting from topology optimization where structural component sizes and system connectivity are simultaneously optimized. To fully realize the potential of truss layout optimization for the design of lightweight structures, the consideration of geometrical variables is then introduced. Chapter 2 addresses truss geometry and topology optimization by combining mathematical programming and structural mechanics: the structural properties of the optimal solution are used for devising the novel formulation. To avoid singularities arising in optimal configurations, this approach disaggregates the equilibrium equations and fully integrates their basic elements within the optimization formulation. The resulting tool incorporates elastic and plastic design, stress and displacement constraints, as well as self-weight and multiple loading. The inherent slenderness of lightweight structures requires the study of stability issues. As a remedy, Chapter 3 proposes a conceptually simple but efficient method to include local and nodal stability constraints in the formulation. Several numerical examples illustrate the impact of stability considerations on the optimal design. Finally, the investigation on realistic design problems in Chapter 4 confirms the practical applicability of the proposed method. It is shown how we can generate a range of optimal designs by varying design settings.