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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), pp. 365-380. (doi:10.1007/s00158-009-0376-2).

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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

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Submitted date: 22 September 2008
Published date: January 2010
Keywords: structural optimization, truss optimization, thickness optimization, second-order cone programming
Organisations: Computational Engineering and Design


Local EPrints ID: 69908
ISSN: 1615-147X
PURE UUID: df3aaa62-c128-484a-aa29-c9daf3966e30

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Date deposited: 10 Dec 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:05

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