## 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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... f } leads to a linear elliptic equation on K . The existence and the uniqueness of

a solution of { K , a , f } now follows from Theorem 1 . 12 . Let a : V XV + R be

continuous and V - elliptic on V . Then there exists a

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... f } leads to a linear elliptic equation on K . The existence and the uniqueness of

a solution of { K , a , f } now follows from Theorem 1 . 12 . Let a : V XV + R be

continuous and V - elliptic on V . Then there exists a

**unique**solution u of { K , a , f} .

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We note that any polynomial of Pi is

vertices of a triangle . Let En be the ( finite ) set of vertices of Th and ñ ( h ) = card

Eh . For any nodal point Nie En we associate the function Vi (

We note that any polynomial of Pi is

**uniquely**defined by its values at the threevertices of a triangle . Let En be the ( finite ) set of vertices of Th and ñ ( h ) = card

Eh . For any nodal point Nie En we associate the function Vi (

**uniquely**) defined ...Page 302

... u ) Vu , v E H . Let C CH be a non - empty , closed , convex subset of H and v

E H an arbitrary element . Applying standard results we already know that there

exists a

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... u ) Vu , v E H . Let C CH be a non - empty , closed , convex subset of H and v

E H an arbitrary element . Applying standard results we already know that there

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**unique**y EC such that ( AV . 1 ) a ( v – y , u – y ) < 0 Vue C . The element...

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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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