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Aerospace Engineering


Structural Optimization

The research in structural optimization is aimed at developing efficient procedures for optimizing aerospace structures. The topics currently being investigated include surrogate model for structural optimization, reliability based design of structures, reliability optimization incorporating data and model uncertainty, efficient multi-level and multi-fidelity structural optimization, design for robust and predictable progressive failure, biomimetic design of structural topology, and damage and fracture analyses of composite structures. The research in addition to using existing software also develops its own codes for state-of-the global and local optimization, surrogate and meta-modeling, nonlinear finite element analysis and reliability analysis and optimization. Experimental validation of results is done using the structural testing lab facilities.

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Department of Aerospace Engineering 
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182-1308