R.T. Haftka, Zafer Gürdal, "Elements of Structural Optimization (Solid Mechanics and Its Applications)"
]Springer | 504 pages | 1991-11-30 | 0792315049 | PDF | 8,24MB
This is a well written book on engineering optimization in general and on structural optimization particularly. Although the book requires basic structures' analysis background (e.g., FEA and strength of materials) the optimization concepts are written in a clear and concise manner. Plenty of practical examples are given in each chapter to present the "application" of various optimization methods. Optimization of both constrained and unconstrained problems are shown with emphasis on the variable types involved (i.e. continous, discreet) A good book for someone getting started on structural optimization and a good quick reference book afterwards.