Optimization Methods Workshop Part 2: "Black-Box Optimization for Architects and Engineers"

February 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m. (CET)

T. Wortmann (ICD)

Time: February 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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The IntCD Research Project Area (RPA) A.2 is organizing a two-part workshop on optimization methods in civil engineering.

An efficient allocation of resources is one of the key aspects of the engineering profession. For structural problems this might translate into minimizing the material usage subject to given manufacturing or acoustic constraints. Although optimization problems in different fields might be completely different, the general methods to solve them are shared across different disciplines. This series of presentations serves as an introduction to the concept of optimization in engineering and its practical applications. The first part "Introduction to Simulation and Optimization in Civil Engineering" will focus in exploring the key elements of an optimization problem and will present examples that can be solved with a dedicated software solution. The second part "Black-Box Optimization for Architects and Engineers" introduces the concept of "black-box optimization" and considers a practical part where the attendees will learn how to solve diverse problems with this approach.


Workshop 2: "Black-Box Optimization for Architects and Engineers"
Presentation by Thomas Wortmann
Format: in presence
Participation in Part 2 is only possible if Part 1 of the workshop series has also been attended.

Attendance for the in-person session is limited to 15-20 people. (Members of RPA A.2 who register are guaranteed access, the remaining seats will be randomly drawn from the registrations received.

Please register via email to Karolin Tampe-Mai.

The exact location will be announced after registration.

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