|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)|
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.|
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|