Accession Number : ADP000078

Title :   An Approach to Multicriterion Optimization for Structural Design,

Corporate Author : CRACOW TECHNICAL UNIV (POLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Osyczka,Andrzej

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : In many structural design tasks the designer's goal is to minimize and/or maximize several functions simultaneously. This situation is formulated as a multicriterion optimization problem. Since optimization tasks in structural design are often modelled by means of non-linear programming, a multicriterion approach ot this programming is discussed in the paper. The problem is formulated as follows: find a vector of design variables which satisfies constraints and optimizes a vector function which represents several noncomparable criteria.

Descriptors :   *Structural engineering, *Optimization, *Nonlinear programming, Structural analysis, Models, Vector analysis, Functions(Mathematics), Beams(Structural), Sizes(Dimensions), Strength(General), Cross sections, Volume, Deflection

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE