Special Issue Article
Shape Optimization of Flexible Fixed Beam
In this work, shape optimization is carried out of a flexible fixed beam. Beam is considered under Euler-Bernoulli theory and finite element formulation is done for its dynamics analysis using Newmark’s scheme. Sequential quadratic programming (SQP) method is used to optimize the overall performance of the beam. Optimized fixed beam may be preferred in the real world applications for specific performance requirement.