Introduction.- Singular Domain Perturbation.- Regular Domain Perturbation.- Domain Truncation Method.- Topology Design Optimization.- Appendix: Tensor Calculus.- References.- Index.
Antonio Andre Novotny is a Senior Researcher at the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing, Petropolis, Brazil. His research topics include the theoretical development and applications of the topological derivative method to shape and topology optimization; inverse problems; imaging processing; multi-scale material design; and mechanical modeling, including damage and fracture phenomena. Jan Sokolowski is a Full Professor at the Institute of Mathematics (IECL) at the Universite de Lorraine in Nancy, France, and at the Polish Academy of Sciences' Systems Research Institute. He has published five monographs with Springer and Birkhauser, and over 200 research papers in international journals. His research focuses on shape and topology optimization for the systems described by partial differential equations.