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1st Edition

Stochastic Structural Optimization

  • Available for pre-order on June 16, 2023. Item will ship after July 7, 2023
ISBN 9780367720391
July 7, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
264 Pages 20 Color & 61 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Stochastic Structural Optimization presents a comprehensive picture of robust design optimization of structures, focused on nonparametric stochastic-based methodologies. Good practical structural design accounts for uncertainty, for which reliability-based design offers a standard approach, usually incorporating assumptions on probability functions which are often unknown. By comparison, a worst-case approach with bounded support used as a robust design offers simplicity and a lower level of sensitivity. Linking structural optimization with these two approaches by a unified framework of non-parametric stochastic methodologies provides a rigorous theoretical background and high level of practicality. This text shows how to use this theoretical framework in civil and mechanical engineering practice to design a safe structure which accounts for uncertainty.

  • Connects theory with practice in the robust design optimization of structures
  • Advanced enough to support sound practical designs

This book provides comprehensive coverage for engineers and graduate students in civil and mechanical engineering.

Table of Contents

1. Basic concepts and examples. 

2. Stochastic optimization. 

3. Random search-based optimization. 

4. Order statistics-based robust design optimization. 

5. Robust geometry and topology optimization. 

6. Multi-objective robust optimization approach. 

7. Surrogate-assisted and reliability-based optimization. 


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Makoto Yamakawa is a Professor at Tokyo University of Science, and a member of the Advisory Board of the 2020 Asian Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.

Makoto Ohsaki is a Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, treasurer of the International Association for Shell & Spatial Structures and former President of the Asian Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.