Optimization, Uncertainties and Reliability


Ghias Kharmanda, Lund University, Sweden
Abdelkhalak El Hami, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA-Rouen), France

ISBN : 9781786300256

Publication Date : January 2017

Hardcover 254 pp

135.00 USD



This book first introduces the basic principles of structural optimization and its integration into biomechanics (prosthesis design and drilling surgery). Then, different strategies for the integration of reliability into structural optimization are detailed. This integration is performed in biomechanics (prosthesis design). The structural optimization is classified into three groups (sizing-, shape- and topology optimization). The integration of reliability concept is carried out on the three groups in order to obtain optimal and reliable structures. In terms of biomechanics, the integration of reliability and structural optimization is performed as part of the design of orthopedic and orthodontic prostheses. Two approaches are considered: deterministic and reliability-based approaches.
Providing invaluable support to teaching staff and researchers, this book is also intended for engineering students, practicing engineers and Masters students.


1. Introduction to Structural Optimization.
2. Integration of Structural Optimization into Biomechanics.
3. Integration of Reliability into Structural Optimization.
4. Reliability-based Design Optimization Model.
5. Reliability-based Topology Optimization Model.
6. Integration of Reliability and Structural Optimization into Prosthesis Design.

About the authors/editors

Ghias Kharmanda is a researcher in Biomedical Engineering at Lund University in Sweden. His research focuses on the fields of design optimization and reliability, involving prosthesis design and bone material characterization as well as developments of efficient algorithms and methods.
Abdelkhalak El Hami is Professor at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA-Rouen) in France and is in charge of the Normandy Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM) Chair of Mechanics, as well as several European pedagogical projects.