## 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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Consequently , the design ( or control ) variables are ai : = an ( ai ) , i = 0 , . . . , D (

h ) . We define the “ discrete design

can be identified with the closed convex subset of RD ( h ) + 1 U = { a E RD ( h ) ...

Consequently , the design ( or control ) variables are ai : = an ( ai ) , i = 0 , . . . , D (

h ) . We define the “ discrete design

**vector**" a = ( 20 , . . . , AD ( h ) ) . The set Undcan be identified with the closed convex subset of RD ( h ) + 1 U = { a E RD ( h ) ...

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By

displacement field un ( an ) = ( uin ( an ) , uzn ( an ) ) € Khan ) , i . e . Xi ( a ) = uin (

an ) ( Ni ) , xila ) = U2h ( an ) ( N ; ) , ieli ( In ) , i E 12 ( 12h ) , where N ; are nodes

of ...

By

**vector**x ( a ) = ( x1 ( a ) , . . . , xn ( h ) ( a ) ) we denote the nodal values ofdisplacement field un ( an ) = ( uin ( an ) , uzn ( an ) ) € Khan ) , i . e . Xi ( a ) = uin (

an ) ( Ni ) , xila ) = U2h ( an ) ( N ; ) , ieli ( In ) , i E 12 ( 12h ) , where N ; are nodes

of ...

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... xn ) R ” is the

) is the mass matrix , F ( a ) is the force

components of which are nodal values ( ( 2p , ila ) - Vila ) ) - ) 2 , i = 1 , . . . , n .

... xn ) R ” is the

**vector**of nodal displacements , A ( a ) is the stiffness matrix , M ( a) is the mass matrix , F ( a ) is the force

**vector**and D ( ze ( a ) – Wa ) ) is a**vector**,components of which are nodal values ( ( 2p , ila ) - Vila ) ) - ) 2 , i = 1 , . . . , n .

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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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