An introduction to shape and topology optimization


The discipline of shape and topology optimization has aroused a growing enthusiasm among mathematicians, 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.

This series of lectures is adapted from the course ``An introduction to shape and topology optimization'', which was prepared jointly with Eric Bonnetier. Please refer to the dedicated webpage for related material (slides, sample programs, etc.).

Records of the lectures (in French): Follow the link.

Tentative schedule (all times are French time (GMT+1)):