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2019S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC

## Properties

• Semester hours: 1.5
• Credits: 2.0
• Type: VO Lecture

## Aim of course

The student should be able to design structures under constraints (e.g. maximum allowable stresses, deformations, required safety factors with respect to loss of stability, minimum and maximum dimensions) in an optimum way (generally with respect to weight). It is the goal to give an understanding of the mathematical basics, and the ability to transform the optimization problem into a mathematical formulation, to make the choice of an appropriate optimization tool and to estimate the numerical effort.

## Subject of course

Linear and nonlinear optimization methods in structural design are introduced and explained by means of examples. Some topics: Linear programming (Simplex method) with application to optimization of trusses and nonlinear iterative shape optimization. Nonlinear Optimization: graphical solution method, simultaneous failure mode design, Lagrange multipliers, search methods without constraints (gradient methods, conjugate directions, quasi-Newton methods), method of feasibile directions, GRG (generalized reduced gradient method), SQP (sequential quadratic programming), inscribed hypersheres, penalty function methods, approximation techniques, dynamic programming, optimization by means of biological principles, optimization under the presence of tolerances.

Lecture partly blocked.

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Tue15:45 - 16:0005.03.2019 Sem.Raum BD03, Lückenbau, 1. OG, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Wien (BE0108)preliminary discussion
Mon08:30 - 11:1511.03.2019 - 20.05.2019Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Optimum Structural Design - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Tue05.03.201915:45 - 16:00 Sem.Raum BD03, Lückenbau, 1. OG, Getreidemarkt 9, 1060 Wien (BE0108)preliminary discussion
Mon11.03.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon18.03.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon25.03.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon01.04.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon08.04.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon29.04.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon06.05.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon13.05.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon20.05.201908:30 - 11:15Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung

## Examination modalities

Oral examination. 1 gereral date at TU, individual dates possible

## Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon00:00 - 00:0018.05.2020 wie VO, Sem.Raum BE01oral27.04.2020 12:00 - 17.05.2020 23:00TISSOptimaldimensionierung

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.02.2019 08:00 29.04.2019 23:00 29.04.2019 23:00

Registration modalities:

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## Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

## Literature

Das Skriptum wird bei den Lehrunterlagen bereitgestellt und ist für alle angemeldeten Teilnehmer downloadbar!

## Previous knowledge

Mathematics for mechanical engineers, basic structural mechanics

German