## 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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When the discretization has been done , our discrete design formulation leads to

a nonconvex but smooth minimization problem with linear

evaluation of the cost functional involves the nonlinear state problem . It turns out

that ...

When the discretization has been done , our discrete design formulation leads to

a nonconvex but smooth minimization problem with linear

**constraints**. Theevaluation of the cost functional involves the nonlinear state problem . It turns out

that ...

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When calling the optimization module , an initial guess , matrices and vectors

defining the linear

separate subroutines that calculate the cost and nonlinear

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When calling the optimization module , an initial guess , matrices and vectors

defining the linear

**constraints**and a set of control ... The user usually must writeseparate subroutines that calculate the cost and nonlinear

**constraint**functions at...

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... iii )

and one equality

Consequently , a stationary point in the above algorithm may give only a local

minimum .

... iii )

**constraints**are linear , containing box**constraints**, inequality**constraints**and one equality

**constraint**; iv ) the function a + Ela ) is not convex .Consequently , a stationary point in the above algorithm may give only a local

minimum .

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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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