Optimization Problem and Winner of ISCSO 2016

Problem Definition The steel cantilever truss shown below is composed of 117 members and 30 nodes. Sizing and shape optimization of this three-dimensional truss structure is considered. The topology (i.e. the way that the nodes are connected to each other)

Winner of ISCSO 2015

We would like to thank all the ISCSO 2015 participants for their contributions to the event. The winner of ISCSO 2015 is Team COME from Technical University of Munich, Germany. You may find the optimum solution, reported by the winner,

Optimization Problem and Winner of ISCSO 2015

Problem Definition Consider the sizing and shape optimization of the 45-bar planar truss structure, shown below. The topology (i.e. the way that the nodes are connected to each other) for the truss is assumed to be fixed. Three vertical loads

Past Events

A brief summary of the previous events is available in the following table. For further information, click on the name of each event or the winner.  


The 12th International Student Competition in Structural Optimization (ISCSO 2023) 1-15 December 2023 ISCSO, an international student competition in structural optimization, was conceived over a decade ago with the primary objective of hosting an annual online event to encourage students

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Competition Details

General Outline The competition will start with announcement of the truss optimization problem. All the necessary information about the optimization problem will be provided through the website. The participants are expected to solve the problem using their code. After completing