101.A16 AKNUM Optimization and shape optimization
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, SE, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and solve shape optimization problems and/or optimal control problems contstrained by partial differential equations. Students will have gained an overview over optimisation and shape optimisation with partial differential equations. 

Subject of course


  • Tröltzsch - optimale steuerung partieller differentialgleichungen
  • Delfour/Zolesio - Shape and geometries
  • Ito/Kunisch -  Lagrange Multiplier Approach to Variational Problems and Applications
  • Henro/Pierre - Optimisation de forme
  • Nocedal/Wright - Numerical Optimization
  • Sepulchre, Absil, Mahony - Optimization algorithm on matrix manifolds
  • Kanzow, Geiger - Theorie und Numerik restringierter Optimierungsaufgaben

Teaching methods

Presentation and if applicable implementation of algorithms


Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Examination modalities

Oral presentation

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
860 GW Optional Courses - Technical Mathematics Elective


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