Engineering Optimization Methods

The aim is to develop new, more efficient, means of identifying mathematically optimum structural layouts. Additionally, methods capable of effectively identifying  structural layouts which are practically buildable are being developed. 


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Layout Optimization

The layout optimization problem for pin-jointed frameworks is concerned with finding an optimal arrangement of structural members subject to prescribed constraints.

Geometry optimization

Geometry optimization involves adjusting nodal positions to rationalize the
solution (and further reduce the volume)