Journal of Theoretical
and Applied Mechanics

38, 2, pp. 285-296, Warsaw 2000

Parametric structural shape optimization using the global Trefftz approach

Marek Karaś, Andrzej P. Zieliński
The global Trefftz approach is applied to optimization of certain types of structures. Numerical examples show advantages of the method proposed. The algorithm can be extended to cover optimization using the Trefftz finite element solutions.
Keywords: Trefftz method; shape optimization