Optimization Techniques for a Cantilever Beam

Optimization is the process of selecting the best possible results among many possible results under given circumstances. The governing idea is to reduce the mass of the beam for a given strength. The cross-section under consideration is a rectangular one. This involves the creation of the geometry through a parametric study of all design variables. For this purpose, the optimization of the cantilever beam was elaborated in order to find the optimum geometry which minimizes its volume eventually for minimum weight. So for optimum safe design, besides minimum volume, it should have minimal vibration as well. Keywords - Cantilever Beam, Structural Optimization, Optimum Safe Design