Date of Award

1994

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

Zamani, N. G.,

Keywords

Mathematics.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

This thesis deals with the study of the finite element analysis and direct differentiation method applied in the optimum design of structures. The penalty function technique and Newton's method are employed to solve the optimization problem with inequality constraint. The thesis also focuses on the sensitivity analysis, the effects of penalty parameters and convergence to the exact optimal solution. Several benchmark problems are used to verify the algorithms discussed.Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1994 .H823. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 33-04, page: 1251. Adviser: N. G. Zamani. Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1994.

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