## 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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We consider four examples with the

Example Ba Example 2 . 3a fixed ( 0 , 1 . 3 ) 5 . 106 Example 2 . 3b moving ( 0 , 1

. 3 ) 5 . 106 Example 2 . 3c fixed ( 0 , 1 . 6 ) 5 . 106 Example 2 . 3d moving ( 0 , 1 .

6 ) 5 .

We consider four examples with the

**initial**data given in Table 2 . 1 below .Example Ba Example 2 . 3a fixed ( 0 , 1 . 3 ) 5 . 106 Example 2 . 3b moving ( 0 , 1

. 3 ) 5 . 106 Example 2 . 3c fixed ( 0 , 1 . 6 ) 5 . 106 Example 2 . 3d moving ( 0 , 1 .

6 ) 5 .

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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

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

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

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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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