This book summarizes advances in a number of fundamental areas of optimization with application in engineering design. The selection of the 'best' or 'optimum' design has long been a major concern of designers and in recent years interest has grown in applying mathematical optimization techniques to design of large engineering and industrial system

chapter 3|30 pages

Model reduction and verification

chapter 5|20 pages

Nonlinear mixed integer programming

chapter 6|31 pages

Multicriterion structural optimization

chapter 8|31 pages

Optimization of controlled structures

chapter 10|60 pages

Optimization of topology

chapter 13|79 pages

Reliability-based structural optimization