The discipline of shape and topology optimization has aroused a growing enthusiasm among mathemati-
cians, physicists and engineers since the seventies, fostered by its impressive technological and industrial achievements. Nowadays, problems pertaining to fields so diverse as mechanical engineering, fluid mechanics or quantum chemistry are currently tackled with such techniques, and raise new, challenging issues.
The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the basic stakes of shape and topology optimization, from both theoretical and numerical viewpoints, and to provide an overview of modern techniques and developments, close to recent industrial concerns.
This course is intended to go half-way between the theoretical and the practical, algorithmic stakes of shape and topology optimization.
The precise contents of the course will depend on the reactions of the audience; however, it is expected that the following theoretical topics will be discussed:
The numerical issues tackled during the course include:
A basic knowledge in the mathematical analysis of PDE and numerical programming is assumed from the attendants; the first lectures will provide refreshers about a number ofsuch issues.
The grading will be based on a written exam and / or an oral presentation of a research article.
The exam is given in english only
The course exists in the following branches:
Course ID : 5MM2TMP1
You can find this course among all other courses.
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 G. Allaire and M. Schoenauer, Conception optimale de structures, vol. 58, Springer, 2007.
 M. P. Bendsoe and O. Sigmund, Topology optimization: theory, methods, and applications, Springer Science & Business Media, 2013.
 C. Dapogny, An introduction to shape and topology optimization, exercise sessions available at:
 , An introduction to shape and topology optimization, online course available at:
 F. Hecht, New development in freefem++, Journal of numerical mathematics, 20 (2012), pp. 251--266.
 A. Henrot and M. Pierre, Variation et optimisation de formes: une analyse géométrique, vol. 48, Springer Science & Business Media, 2006.
 B. Mohammadi and O. Pironneau, Applied shape optimization for fluids, Oxford university press, 2010.
Date of update June 30, 2020