Special Issue "New Trends in Structural Optimization"

Submission Deadline: 31 May 2021
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Guest Editors
Prof. Weisheng Zhang, Dalian University of Technology, China
Prof. Gilho Yoon, Hanyang University, South Korea
Prof. Akihiro Takezawa, Waseda University, Japan


Structural optimization, which devotes to designing lightweight products subject to performance constraints, has qualified as an important tool in engineering applications involving material design. The approach is generally classified into three groups: sizing, shape, and topology optimization. Recently, structural optimization has gained ever increasing attentions in both academic and industrial aspects. Along with huge engineering potentials, new challenges also emerge when structural optimization is applied for solving new problems. Such new challenging issues (e.g., manufacturing constraints), entangled with those long-time issues (e.g., multiscale/nonlinear optimization) pose severe limitation on the use of traditional structural optimization approaches .


This special issue therefore is focused on the recent developments of structural optimization approach and its application in dealing with the current challenge issues of great attentions.

Topics of interest for this special issue include but are not limited to recent developments for:


• Novel and efficient structural optimization algorithms

• Structural optimization handling manufacture constraints

• New methods to solve multi-objective structural optimization problems

• Nonlinear structural optimization problems

• Microstructure design and multiscale structural optimization

• Multi-physics design problems

• Structural design considering uncertainties 

Structural optimization; shape optimization; topology optimization