Design Optimization and Optimal Control (ME 855.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
ME 855 01 September 2016 Walerian Szyszkowski (primary instructor)


Optimization theory and its applications to structural design and control problems. Basic concepts and terminology of the nonlinear constrained optimization. Kuhn-Tucker optimality criteria. Pareto multi-objective optimization. Optimal control and Pontryagin principles. Numerical algorithms based on mathematical programming techniques. Combining structural optimization with Finite Element Method techniques.


ME 323 and 450.

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