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A linearized approach to worst-case design in parametric and geometric shape optimization

Abstract : The purpose of this article is to propose a deterministic method for optimizing a structure with respect to its worst possible behavior when a 'small' uncertainty exists over some of its features. The main idea of the method is to linearize the considered cost function with respect to the uncertain parameters, then to consider the supremum function of the obtained linear approximation, which can be rewritten as a more 'classical' function of the design, owing to standard adjoint techniques from optimal control theory. The resulting 'linearized worst-case' objective function turns out to be the sum of the initial cost function and of a norm of an adjoint state function, which is dual with respect to the considered norm over perturbations. This formal approach is very general, and can be justified in some special cases. In particular, it allows to address several problems of considerable importance in both parametric and shape optimization of elastic structures, in a unified framework.
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Grégoire Allaire, Charles Dapogny. A linearized approach to worst-case design in parametric and geometric shape optimization. Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, World Scientific Publishing, 2014, 24 (11), pp.2199-2257. ⟨10.1142/S0218202514500195⟩. ⟨hal-00918896v2⟩



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