Robust optimal design of a tree-based water distribution network with intermittent demand

This paper discusses the design of a tree-shaped water distribution system for small, dispersed rural communities. It revisits the topic that was discussed in [Babonneau et al., 2019] and is nowadays implemented in the field. It proposes a new approach to pipe selection based on robust optimization to account for the uncertainty inherent in intermittent … Read more

Note: Optimal non-homogeneous composites for dynamic loading revisited

The continuous adjoint sensitivity analysis for a class of optimal design problem, formerly studied in (Turteltaub, 2005), is revisited in this note. Full details of derivation is presented. It is shown that the adjoint PDE derived in this study is not identical to one derived in (Turteltaub, 2005). Article Download View Note: Optimal non-homogeneous composites … Read more

Interior Point Methods for Computing Optimal Designs

In this paper we study interior point (IP) methods for solving optimal design problems. In particular, we propose a primal IP method for solving the problems with general convex optimality criteria and establish its global convergence. In addition, we reformulate the problems with A-, D- and E-criterion into linear or log-determinant semidefinite programs (SDPs) and … Read more