On singular topologies in exact layout optimization

G. I.N. Rozvany, T. Birker

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

78 Citations (Scopus)


The causes of singular structural topologies, which prevent most iterative computational algorithms from reaching the global optimal solution, are explained in the light of the theory of exact optimal layouts. This theory is also used for deriving eight fundamental characteristics of singular topologies. The above findings are illustrated with case studies of exact optimal layouts for a single load and for two load conditions with stress constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-235
Number of pages8
JournalStructural Optimization
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'On singular topologies in exact layout optimization'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this