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Applied Optimization

Inverse and Crack Identification Problems in Engineering Mechanics

Authors: Stavroulakis, Georgios E.

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Inverse and crack identification problems are of paramount importance for health monitoring and quality control purposes arising in critical applications in civil, aeronautical, nuclear, and general mechanical engineering. Mathematical modeling and the numerical study of these problems require high competence in computational mechanics and applied optimization. This is the first monograph which provides the reader with all the necessary information. Delicate computational mechanics modeling, including nonsmooth unilateral contact effects, is done using boundary element techniques, which have a certain advantage for the construction of parametrized mechanical models. Both elastostatic and harmonic or transient dynamic problems are considered. The inverse problems are formulated as output error minimization problems and they are theoretically studied as a bilevel optimization problem, also known as a mathematical problem with equilibrium constraints. Beyond classical numerical optimization, soft computing tools (neural networks and genetic algorithms) and filter algorithms are used for the numerical solution.
The book provides all the required material for the mathematical and numerical modeling of crack identification testing procedures in statics and dynamics and includes several thoroughly discussed applications, for example, the impact-echo nondestructive evaluation technique.
Audience: The book will be of interest to structural and mechanical engineers involved in nondestructive testing and quality control projects as well as to research engineers and applied mathematicians who study and solve related inverse problems. People working on applied optimization and soft computing will find interesting problems to apply to their methods and all necessary material to continue research in this field.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Direct and Inverse Problems in Mechanics and Applications

    Stavroulakis, Georgios E.

    Pages 3-7

  • Computational Mechanics

    Stavroulakis, Georgios E.

    Pages 11-54

  • Computational and Structural Optimization

    Stavroulakis, Georgios E.

    Pages 55-83

  • Selected Soft Computing Tools

    Stavroulakis, Georgios E.

    Pages 85-104

  • Static Problems

    Stavroulakis, Georgios E.

    Pages 107-155

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eBook $159.00
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Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4613-4888-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Inverse and Crack Identification Problems in Engineering Mechanics
Authors
Series Title
Applied Optimization
Series Volume
46
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0019-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0019-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6690-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4888-7
Series ISSN
1384-6485
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 224
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