Topology Optimization of Multi-Purpose Structures

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Whilst most of the literature on topology optimization of structures deals with so-called selfadjoint problems involving highly idealized, single-purpose structures, this paper discusses topology optimization of multi-purpose structures which concerns "nonselfadjoint" problems. General methods based on the so-called "layout theory", application to trusses and perforated plates and computational difficulties are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-288
Number of pages24
JournalMathematical Methods of Operations Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


  • Displacement constraints
  • Layout
  • Perforated plates
  • Stress constraints
  • Structural optimization
  • Topology optimization
  • Trusses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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