Second-order cone programming formulations for a class of problems in structural optimization

Makrodimopoulos, A., Bhaskar, A. and Keane, A.J. (2010) Second-order cone programming formulations for a class of problems in structural optimization. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 40, (1-6), 365-380. (doi:10.1007/s00158-009-0376-2).


[img] PDF - Accepted Manuscript
Download (552Kb)


This paper provides efficient and easy to
implement formulations for two problems in structural
optimization as second-order cone programming
(SOCP) problems based on the minimum compliance
method and derived using the principle of complementary
energy. In truss optimization both single and
multiple loads (where we optimize the worst-case compliance)
are considered. By using a heuristic which is
based on the SOCP duality we can consider a simple
ground structure and add only the members which
improve the compliance of the structure. It is also
shown that thickness optimization is a problem similar
to truss optimization. Examples are given to illustrate
the method developed in this paper

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/s00158-009-0376-2
ISSNs: 1615-147X (print)
Related URLs:
Keywords: structural optimization, truss optimization, thickness optimization, second-order cone programming
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Computational Engineering and Design
ePrint ID: 69908
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
January 2010Published
22 September 2008Submitted
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2009
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:58
The role of topology and shape in structural design
Funded by: EPSRC (EP/E004547/1)
Led by: A Bhaskar
22 January 2007 to 21 July 2010

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics