Evaluation of Error Bounds in an Optimization Problem Using the Finite-Element Method

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E. M. Buturla

Advanced Math and Engineering Analysis, IBM Corporation, Essex Junction, Vt.

R. W. McLay

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.

J. Appl. Mech 41(1), 269-272 (Mar 01, 1974) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3423240 History: Received January 01, 1973; Online July 12, 2010


Results of a numerical analysis completed in conjunction with the analytical development of a previous work are presented. The problem is an optimization study involving the thermal deflections of two parallel circular disks. The capability of choosing a mesh refinement to arbitrarily reduce approximation errors is illustrated and numerical convergence of the optimization process is demonstrated.

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