Optimizing the Shape of Mechanical Elements and Structures: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Optimizing the Shape of Mechanical Elements and Structures

1st Edition

By Shirley Seireg

CRC Press

616 pages

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Hardback: 9780824795559
pub: 1997-01-02
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This work introduces a wide variety of practical approaches to the synthesis and optimization of shapes for mechanical elements and structures. The simplest methods for achieving the best results without mathematical complexity - especially computer solutions - are emphasized. The authors present detailed case studies of structures subjected to different types of static and dynamic loading, including load-bearing structures with arbitrary support conditions, rotating disks, layered structures, pressure vessels, elastic bodies and structural elements subjected to impulsive loading.


". . .an excellent book. . ..The authors have carried out a first-class job of writing a good book in a difficult area of engineering mechanics. . .. . . .whole-heartedly recommend[ed] that Optimizing the Shape of Mechanical Elements and Structures be purchased by students, researchers, scholars, and engineers. . .also recommend[ed] that libraries all over the world buy copies of this excllent book. . . .Seireg and Rodriguez should be congratulated for this excellent work which should make significant contributions to both theoretical engineering mechanics and engineering practice. "

---Applied Mechanics Review

Table of Contents

Shape optimization and the optimization problem; search methods - a conceptual overview; optimal shape of axisymmetric components; design of elastic bodies in contact; optimum design of prismatic bars subjected to longitudinal impacts; optimization of acoustic spaces; optimization of segmented pipelines; shape optimization of rotating components; geometric rule-based methodology for shape synthesis; rule-based approach for dynamic loading in 2-D; heuristic shape optimization.

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Mechanical Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General