Semi-definite Problems in Truss Topology Optimization

E. de Klerk, C. Roos, T. Terlaky

In this report we review optimization problems arising from truss topology design, which can be formulated as semi-definite programming problems (SDP's). This is done with a view towards applying primal-dual interior point methods for SDP's to obtain efficient nonlinear solvers for this class of problems.

Report 95--128, Faculty of Technical Mathematics and Computer Science, Delft University of Technology, Delft, 1995.