## Introduction to optimization of structuresThis is an exposition of the theory, techniques, and the basic formulation of structural optimization problems. The author considers applications of design optimization criteria involving strength, rigidity, stability and weight. Analytic and numerical techniques are introduced for research in optimal shapes and internal configurations of deformable bodies and structures. Problems of the optimal design of beams, systems of rods, plates and shells, are studied in detail. With regard to applications, this work is oriented towards solutions of real problems, such as reduction of the volume or weight of the material, and improvement of mechanical properties of structures. This book is written for readers specializing in applied mechanics, applied mathematics, and numerical analysis. |

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