## 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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12 ) . POSTPROCESSOR . This module gives a graphical illustration of the

numerical results obtained , i . e FE - grid , spline smoothed FE - solution for

design and for final design , information about the decrease in criterion function ,

etc .

12 ) . POSTPROCESSOR . This module gives a graphical illustration of the

numerical results obtained , i . e FE - grid , spline smoothed FE - solution for

**initial**design and for final design , information about the decrease in criterion function ,

etc .

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4 have been used , i . e . the same right hand sides f ,

constraints in U ( Co = 0 . 6 , C1 = 1 . 5 , C2 = C3 = 1 . ) . Formula ( 6 . 30 ) is used

to compute the gradient . Table 6 . 1 contains data from Examples 6 . 1 - 6 . 4 as

well ...

4 have been used , i . e . the same right hand sides f ,

**initial**triangulations ,constraints in U ( Co = 0 . 6 , C1 = 1 . 5 , C2 = C3 = 1 . ) . Formula ( 6 . 30 ) is used

to compute the gradient . Table 6 . 1 contains data from Examples 6 . 1 - 6 . 4 as

well ...

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1 ) triangulation of

for

of the optimal body before deformation 5 ) scaled displacement field ...

1 ) triangulation of

**initial**body before deformation 2 ) scaled displacement fieldfor

**initial**body at nodal points 3 ) decrease of E versus iteration 4 ) triangulationof the optimal body before deformation 5 ) scaled displacement field ...

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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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