BBK559 Optimization in Engineering Design

Code BBK559
Name Optimization in Engineering Design
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Civil Engineering
Academic staff Dmitrijs Serdjuks, Leonīds Pakrastiņš, Viktors Mitrofanovs, Vadims Goremikins, Jānis Šliseris
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Optimum design of load-bearing structures — formulation of the question. Mathematical methods of optimization. Optimization of beams, frames and thin wall structures. Optimization of spatial structures. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
To learn the task and basic rules of structure optimization. To learn the mathematical methods of optimization. To learn the basic rules of the optimization of planar and spatial structures.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to choose a structure optimization method appropriate for the goal of the research. - Practical tasks and a final test on theory.
Ability to solve structure optimization tasks by using mathematical methods of optimization. - Practical tasks and a final test on theory.
Ability to optimize planar and spatial structures. - Practical tasks and a final test on theory.
Course prerequisites Steel, reinforced concrete and timber structures

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