The structural design problem is formulated as a general nonlinear optimization problem with constraints. Characteristics of such problems and the solutions are discussed. Methods of solution for constrained as well as unconstrained problems are reviewed, with special emphasis on penalty function methods for constrained problems. A simple example on the solution of a design problem with discrete variables is shown, and a realistic example on the application of optimization methods in midship section design of OBO-carriers is presented.

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    • Paper presented at a Seminar organized by Det Norske Veritas, Oslo, Norway, Nov. 8-9, 1972.
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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Moe, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 95-113
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  • Accession Number: 00053716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Computers and Structures
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1974 12:00AM