Structural Optimization

Structural Optimization

Design of a vertically corrugated transverse bulkhead of an oil tanker. The objective is to design for minimum weight of the bulkhead while taking stress, moment of inertia and plate thickness constraints into account.

Problem Type

NLP (small)


Bracken, J., and G.P. McCormick, Chapter 6 in: Selected Applications of Nonlinear Programming, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1968, pp. 50-57. 


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