- Prof.José Herskovits Norman works on the development of Numerical Methods for Optimization and their applications in Mechanical Engineering, mainly in Structural Optimization and Stress Analysis involving variational inequalities. He is the author of a general interior point technique for nonlinear constrained optimization and a series of iterative algorithms based on this technique. These methods are employed by engineers and researchers. He also developed several methods for Structural Optimization covering a wide set of problems concerning discrete structures, such as trusses, beams and plates and also shape optimization of shells and solids. Herskovits' interior point algorithms also proved to be also strong and efficient in stress analysis of solids in contact and nonlinear limit analysis.

email:    jose@optimize.ufrj.br
            hersko@uol.com.br (home)

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