Formulation of an optimal dynamic structural system design problem requires identification of design variables that describe the structural system, a cost function that needs to be minimized, and performance and safety constraints for the system. The formulation of the problem depends upon the type of application and objectives to be achieved, i.e., the shape, the sizing, or topology design problem. Specific design variable definition, cost of function and constraints are dictated by the application. This volume is a comprehensive treatment of the general methods involved in this broadly fundamental problem and provides essential techniques in specific but pervasive structural dynamic systems elements and their optimization.
1. Optimization of Structures Subjected to Dynamic Loads 2. Techniques in Multicriteria Discrete Optimization of Large Scale Bar Systems 3. Techniques in the Optimal Design of Hybrid Laminated Composite Plates with Dynamic and Static Constraints 4. Variational Approach to Structural Optimization 5. Optimal Design of Three-Dimensional Axisymmetric Elastic Structures