Optimization and Anti-optimization of Structures Under Uncertainty

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World Scientific, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 424 pages
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The volume presents a collaboration between internationally recognized experts on anti-optimization and structural optimization, and summarizes various novel ideas, methodologies and results studied over 20 years. The book vividly demonstrates how the concept of uncertainty should be incorporated in a rigorous manner during the process of designing real-world structures. The necessity of anti-optimization approach is first demonstrated, then the anti-optimization techniques are applied to static, dynamic and buckling problems, thus covering the broadest possible set of applications. Finally, anti-optimization is fully utilized by a combination of structural optimization to produce the optimal design considering the worst-case scenario. This is currently the only book that covers the combination of optimization and anti-optimization. It shows how various optimization techniques are used in the novel anti-optimization technique, and how the structural optimization can be exponentially enhanced by incorporating the concept of worst-case scenario, thereby increasing the safety of the structures designed in various fields of engineering.
 

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One of the most excellent books on optimization of structures under uncertain loads. The book treats a variety of problems in uncertainty including load uncertainty and structural variability/imperfections. The simple way followed in the book and the numerical examples provided make this book an excellent source of learning for students, researchers and teachers.
Dr. Abbas Moustafa
 

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Optimization or Making the Best in the Presence of CertaintyUncertainty
17
3 General Formulation of AntiOptimization
47
4 AntiOptimization in Static Problems
77
5 AntiOptimization in Buckling
113
6 AntiOptimization in Vibration
145
7 AntiOptimization via FEMbased Interval Analysis
211
8 AntiOptimization and Probabilistic Design
227
9 Hybrid Optimization with AntiOptimization under Uncertainty or Making the Best out of the Worst
273
10 Concluding Remarks
327
Bibliography
343
Index
387
Author Index
391
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