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2024S, VO, 1.5h, 2.0EC

## Properties

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

## Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

• judge tasks of technical optimization concerning the amount of work.
• to choose a mathematical method or also to use an intuitive approach, that may be faster or more robust.
• communicate the chances and the limits of technical optimization when working in a company.

## 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 hyperspheres, penalty function methods, approximation techniques, dynamic programming, optimization by means of biological principles, optimization under the presence of tolerances.

## Teaching methods

The script is put on the server before the lecture, so students may look into it before the lecture (without obligation). This script is presented via overhead during lecture. Students are permanently encouraged to ask questions or give remarks, so also loosening the lecture.

Oral

## Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Mon08:00 - 12:0004.03.2024 - 06.05.2024Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Optimum Structural Design - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Mon04.03.202408:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung (08:30 bis 11:35)
Mon11.03.202408:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon18.03.202408:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon08.04.202408:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon15.04.202408:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon22.04.202408:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon29.04.202408:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung
Mon06.05.202408:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BE 01 VO Optimaldimensionierung

## Examination modalities

At the end of the lecture there is a general date for examination. Individual dates may be arranged outside TU by e-mail. There is a list of questions on the server that may be used as self-test, but the questions are not posed exactly in this way.

## Exams

DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon09:00 - 12:0028.04.2025 oral21.04.2025 12:00 - 27.04.2025 23:59TISSOptimaldimensionierung
Mon09:00 - 12:0005.05.2025 oral21.04.2025 12:00 - 04.05.2025 23:59TISSOptimaldimensionierung

## Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.01.2024 08:00 29.04.2024 23:00 29.04.2024 23:00

### Registration modalities

Anmeldung erfolgt über TISS!

## Curricula

Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Mandatory elective
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management Mandatory elective
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; basics of structural mechanics.

German