Geometric Optimisation of Yield-Line Patterns using a Direct Search Method


Angus Ramsay
David Johnson


A class of problems in the geometric optimisation of yield-line patterns, for which the currently advocated conjugate gradient and sequential linear programming geometric optimisation algorithms fail is investigated. The Hooke-Jeeves direct search method is implemented and is demonstrated to solve such problems robustly.

Geometric Optimisation of Yield Lines