## Finite Element Approximation for Optimal Shape Design: Theory and ApplicationsExplains how to speed the optimal shape design process using a computer. Outlines the problems inherent in optimal shape design and discusses methods of their solution. Concentrates on finite element approximation and describes numerical realization of optimization techniques. Treats optimal design problems via the optimal control theory when the state systems are governed by variational inequalities. Provides useful background information, followed by numerous approaches to optimal shape design, all supported by illustrative examples. Appendices provide algorithms and numerous examples and their calculations are included. |

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Elliptic variational inequalities Let V be a real

norm | | . | | and the scalar product , denoted by ( , ) . Let V ' be the dual space

corresponding to V . By ( f , v ) , SEV ' , v E V we denote the value of f at v . Finally

, let a ...

Elliptic variational inequalities Let V be a real

**Hilbert space**equipped with thenorm | | . | | and the scalar product , denoted by ( , ) . Let V ' be the dual space

corresponding to V . By ( f , v ) , SEV ' , v E V we denote the value of f at v . Finally

, let a ...

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Let 0 : V XA → R ' , where A CY is a convex cone with a vertex at o ( zero element

of a

component , i . e . Q ( V , Qu ) = 0 ( 0 , r ) Ve > 0 , VV , M ) EV X A . Let us suppose

the ...

Let 0 : V XA → R ' , where A CY is a convex cone with a vertex at o ( zero element

of a

**Hilbert space**Y ) , which is positively 1 - homogeneous in the secondcomponent , i . e . Q ( V , Qu ) = 0 ( 0 , r ) Ve > 0 , VV , M ) EV X A . Let us suppose

the ...

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APPENDIX V On the differentiability of a projection on a convex set in

fundamental role in sensitivity analysis is the knowledge of the directional

derivatives of ...

APPENDIX V On the differentiability of a projection on a convex set in

**Hilbert****space**AV . 1 . The basic results From previous chapters it is known that thefundamental role in sensitivity analysis is the knowledge of the directional

derivatives of ...

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### Contents

Preliminaries | 1 |

Abstract setting of optimal shape design problem and | 28 |

Optimal shape design of systems governed by a unilateral | 53 |

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