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ADVANCES IN OPTIMIZATION FOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
DISSENY: An Integrated System for the Structures and Structural Elements Optimal Design
P. Marti-Montrull* and P. Company-Calleja#
*Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Murcia, Cartagena, Spain
P. Marti-Montrull, P. Company-Calleja, "DISSENY: An Integrated System for the Structures and Structural Elements Optimal Design", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Advances in Optimization for Structural Engineering", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 23-29, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.40.1.2
Some powerful analysis systems nowadays existing in the market, include very elemental redesign facilities. There are also more complex and sophisticated optimal design systems, but they require very expensive inversions, as much in hardware as in software. In the contrary, there is still a lack of low cost, easy-to-use tool for the independent industrial designers, and for the small industries, to abandon the craftsman trial and error method, based on synthesis-through- experience, reinforced with the knowledge of the structural response (obtained through the very well stabilized analysis processors).
In the present paper, two of the most critical aspects in the problem of the optimal design lack of acceptance (robustness and friendliness) are studied, and the solutions adopted in the optimal design of structures system DISSENY, being developed by the authors, are explained.
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