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