Computeraided design with integer programming
Abstract
An engineering procedure for computeraided design with application to static structural design is described. The problem consists of optimizing (in terms of weight, cost, or their ratio) the design of a structure for which equilibrium, compatibility, and limiting conditions are satisfied. A mathematical model is formulated for the case of linear constraints and then extended to the case of nonlinear constraints. In both cases the problem is reduced to that of a '01' integer programming task to which the enumerative method can be applied.
 Publication:

Acta Technica
 Pub Date:
 1977
 Bibcode:
 1977AcTec..85..421G
 Keywords:

 Computer Aided Design;
 Mathematical Programming;
 Matrix Methods;
 Structural Design;
 Algorithms;
 Equilibrium Methods;
 Nonlinearity;
 Optimization;
 Stiffness Matrix;
 Structural Analysis;
 Structural Engineering;
 Engineering (General)