
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 nonlinear 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