International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

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The International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization is a learned society in the field of multidisciplinary design optimization that was founded in October 1991. It has more than 1000 members in 45 countries.[1] The current president is Ole Sigmund (Technical University of Denmark).[2] The society is an affiliated organization of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.[3]

Objectives[edit]

The objectives are:[1]

  • to stimulate and promote research into all aspects of the optimal design of structures and related topics, including engineering systems consisting partially of structures and/or fluids;
  • to encourage practical applications of optimization methods and the corresponding software development in all branches of technology;
  • to foster the interchange of ideas amongst various fields contributing to structural and multidisciplinary optimization;
  • to support the role of optimization in multidisciplinary design;
  • to provide a framework for the organization of meetings and other means for the dissemination of knowledge on structural optimization; and
  • to promote teaching of structural optimization in tertiary institutions.

The society works towards these objectives by organizing a biennial "World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization" and publishing an official journal, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, in collaboration with Springer Science+Business Media.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About ISSMO". International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Executive Committee". International nongovernmental organizations. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Affiliated Organizations". International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 
  4. ^ "Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization". Springer Science+Business Media. Retrieved 2013-06-11. 

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