Objectives and constraints

For an optimization problem:

  • an objective function defines the objective of the optimization;

  • a constraint imposes limitations on the optimization and defines a feasible design;

  • geometric restrictions impose limitations on the topology or shape of the structure that can be generated by the optimization; and

  • stop conditions define when an optimization task is considered complete.

The following topics are discussed:

Related Topics
About structural optimization
In Other Guides
Creating objective functions
Creating constraints
Configuring geometric restrictions
Creating local stop conditions