3rd China-Japan-Korea Join Symposium on Optimization of Structural and Mechanical Systems (CJK-OSM3), Kanazawa, Japan

Authors: G. N. Vanderplaats
Publication Date: Oct. 30 - Nov. 1, 2004

Design optimization has been under development for nearly 45 years. Here, the development of optimization in engineering will be reviewed. Examples will be presented to demonstrate the level of sophistication possible in applying this technology. Prospects for widespread use in industry will be discussed. It is concluded that, while much research always remains, optimization technology has matured to the point where it can and should be used routinely for engineering design.