Über den Autor
K. K. Choi is a Carver Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Iowa. He teaches in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Applied Mathematical and Computational Sciences departments, and is a researcher in the Center for Computer-Aided Design. He has authored numerous publications and has twice won the ASME Best Paper Award.
N. H. Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. His research area is in structural design optimization, design sensitivity analysis, nonlinear structural mechanics, structural-acoustics, and the mesh-free method.
Both authors are members of several industry organizations including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association and the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.
Part I: Structural Analysis and Design: Ch1 Intro to Structural Design; Ch2 Variational Methods of Structural Systems; Ch3 Variational Equations and Finite Element Methods.- Part II: Design Sensitivity Analysis of Linear Structural Systems: Ch4 Discrete Design Sensitivity Analysis; Ch5 Continuum Sizing Design Sensitivity Analysis; Ch6 Continuum Shape Design Sensitivity Analysis; Ch7 Configuration Design Sensitivity Analysis.
Extensive numerical methods for computing design sensitivity are included in the text for practical application and software development. The numerical method allows integration of CAD-FEA-DSA software tools, so that design optimization can be carried out using CAD geometric models instead of FEA models. This capability allows integration of CAD-CAE-CAM so that optimized designs can be manufactured effectively.
In this 2-volume set, first- and second-order design sensitivity analyses are presented for static and dynamic responses of both linear and nonlinear elastic structural systems, including elasto-plastic and frictional contact problems. The premise of the text is that a comprehensive theory of structural design sensitivity analysis for linear and nonlinear structures can be treated in a unified way. The objective is to provide a complete treatment of the theory and practical numerical methods of structural design sensitivity analysis.
The text presents design sensitivity analysis theory and numerical implementation to create advanced design methodologies for mechanical systems and structural components, which will permit economical designs that are strong, stable, reliable, and have long life service. The design methodologies can be used by design engineers in the university, industry, and government to obtain optimal structural designs for ground vehicles, aricraft, space systems, ships, heavy equipment, machinery, biomedical devices, etc. Extensive numerical methods for computing design sensitivity are included in the text for practical application and software development. The numerical method allows seamless integration of CAD-FEA-DSA software tools, so that design optimization can be carried out using CAD geometric models instead of FEA models. This capaibility allows integration of CAD-CAE-CAM so that optimized designs can be manufactured effectively.
Book I introduces structural design concepts that include the CAD-based design model, design parameterization, performance measures, costs, and constraints. It also discusses design sensitivity analysis of linear structural systems, and discrete and continuum design sensitivity analysis methods.