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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

572. Structural Design Optimization (3)

  • Prerequisite: MAE 373 or consent of instructor.
  • Structural optimization using calculus of variations. Method of Lagrange multipliers, unconstrained and constrained optimization, fast reanalysis techniques, sequential approximate optimization, sensitivity calculations of structural response, variational sensitivity analysis, approximation techniques, optimal design of laminated composite materials etc.
  • (Lecture-Problems 3 hours) Letter grade only (A-F).
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