Computer Aided Optimum Design in Engineering: XII

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Presenting the latest research discussed at the Twelfth International Conference on Computer Aided Optimum Design in Engineering, this book contains papers describing case studies in engineering; considering static, dynamic analysis and damage tolerance. Manufacturing and structural protection issues are discussed as well as emergent applications in fields such as biomechanics. Contributions also include numerical methods and different optimization techniques. Nowadays, it is widely accepted that optimization techniques have much to offer to those involved in the design of new industrial products. The formulation of optimum design has evolved from the time it was purely an academic topic, unable now to satisfy the requirements of real life prototypes.The development of new algorithms, the improvement of others, the appearance of powerful commercial computer codes with easy to use graphical interfaces and the revolution in the speed of computers has created a fertile field for the incorporation of optimization in the design process in different engineering disciplines Topics covered include: Structural Optimization; Shape and Topology Optimization; Optimization in Civil Engineering; Aerospace Structures; Evolutionary Methods in Design Optimization.