Wednesday, May 24

Optimal Design of Structures and Microstructures - Part I of II

10:00-12:00 PM
Room: Declaration

For Part II, see MS37.

The relevance of optimal design methods to problems arising in aerospace applications, ground based transportation, and infrastructure is well-known within the engineering and scientific communities. The difficulties associated with such problems constantly stir new ideas and developments providing new computational and analytical tools to tackle increasingly more difficult problems of technological interest. The speakers in this minisymposium will describe recent advances in three main areas: optimal design, structural optimization and shape optimization.

Organizers: Robert Lipton
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Pablo Pedregal
ETSI Industriales Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha, Spain
10:00-10:25 Structural Design in Dynamics via Spatio - Temporal Composites
Konstantin Lurie, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
10:30-10:55 The Stiffness of Two-Scale Material Distributions Generated by Iterated Affine Maps
Alejandro R. Diaz and Brian Feeny, Michigan State University, USA
11:00-11:25 Structural Optimization and Vector Variational Principles
Pablo Pedregal, ETSI Industriales Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
11:30-11:55 Optimal Design of Gradient Fields with Application to Electrostatics
Robert Lipton, Organizer; and Ani P. Velo, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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