## 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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deflection relation is given by T = GRO , where G is the shear modulus of the

material of the shaft and R is the torsional rigidity of the shaft given by R ( ) = 2 u (

x ) dx .

**Figure**2 . 2 . where u is the Prandtl stress function . The torque - angulardeflection relation is given by T = GRO , where G is the shear modulus of the

material of the shaft and R is the torsional rigidity of the shaft given by R ( ) = 2 u (

x ) dx .

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electromagnet . This problem is of interest in the manufacture of very large

electromagnets and of tape recorder heads . Following Pironneau ( 1984 ) we

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**Figure**2 . 10 . re Example 2 . 3 . Optimization of the shape of the poles of anelectromagnet . This problem is of interest in the manufacture of very large

electromagnets and of tape recorder heads . Following Pironneau ( 1984 ) we

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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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