Discretization Methods and Structural Optimization — Procedures and Applications

Discretization Methods and Structural Optimization — Procedures and Applications

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In recent years, the Finite Element Methods FEM were more and more employed in development and design departments as very fast working tools in order to determine stresses, deformations, eigenfrequencies etc. for all kinds of constructions under complex loading conditions. Meanwhile. very effective software systems have been developed by various research teams although some mathematical problems (e. g. convergence) have not been solved satisfac torily yet. In order to make further advances and to find a common language between mathe maticians and mechanicians the qSociety for Applied Mathematics and Mechanicsq (GAMM) agreed on the foundation of a special Committee: qDiscretization Methods in Solid Mechanicsq focussing on the following problems: - Structuring of various methods (displacement functions, hybrid and mixed approaches, etc. g, - Survey of approach functions (Lagrange-/Hermite-polynominals, Spline-functions), - Description of singularities, - Convergence and stability, - Practical and theoretical optimality to all mentioned issues (single and interacting). One of the basic aims of the GAMM-Committee is the interdisciplinary cooperation between mechanicians, mathematicians, and users which shall be intensified. Thus, on September 22, 1985 the committee decided to hold a seminar on qStructural Optimizationq in order to allow an exchange of experiences and thoughts between the experts of finite element methods and those of structural optimization. A GAMM-seminar entitled qDiscretization Methods and Structural Optimization - Procedures and Applicationsq was hold on October 5-7, 1988 at the Unversity of Siegen.Support has also been provided by The Aircraft Division of SAABSCANIA AB, The Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden, The University of LinkApping, and The Royal ... [3] BrAcmAc, T., and R. Rosengren, OPTSYS User Manual, Version 1.2 .

Title:Discretization Methods and Structural Optimization — Procedures and Applications
Author:Hans A. Eschenauer, Georg Thierauf
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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