Evolutionary Topology Optimization of Continuum Structures
Evolutionary Topology Optimization of Continuum Structures treads new ground with a comprehensive study on the techniques andapplications of evolutionary structural optimization (ESO) and itslater version bi-directional ESO (BESO) methods. Since the ESOmethod was first introduced by Xie and Steven in 1992 and thepublication of their well-known book Evolutionary StructuralOptimization in 1997, there have been significant improvementsin the techniques as well as important practical applications. Theauthors present these developments, illustrated by numerousinteresting and detailed examples. They clearly demonstrate thatthe evolutionary structural optimization method is an effectiveapproach capable of solving a wide range of topology optimizationproblems, including structures with geometrical and materialnonlinearities, energy absorbing devices, periodical structures,bridges and buildings.
Presents latest developments and applications in thisincreasingly popular & maturing optimization approach forengineers and architects; Authored by leading researchers in the field who have beenworking in the area of ESO and BESO developments since theirconception; Includes a number of test problems for students as well as achapter of case studies that includes several recent practicalprojects in which the authors have been involved; Accompanied by a website housing ESO/BESO computer programs at http://www.wiley.com/go/huang and test examples, as well as a chapter within the book giving adescription and step-by-step instruction on how to use the softwarepackage BESO2D. Evolutionary Topology Optimization of ContinuumStructures will appeal to researchers and graduate studentsworking in structural design and optimization, and will also be ofinterest to civil and structural engineers, architects andmechanical engineers involved in creating innovative and efficientstructures.