Volume 52, Issue 3
Computation of Shape Derivatives in Electromagnetic Shaping by Algorithmic Differentiation

Karsten Eppler ,  Helmut Harbrecht ,  Sebastian Schlenkrich and Andrea Walther


J. Math. Study, 52 (2019), pp. 227-243.

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  • Abstract

Shape optimization based on analytical shape derivatives is meanwhile a well-established tool in engineering applications. For an appropriate discretization of the underlying problem, the technique of algorithmic differentiation can also be used to provide a discrete analogue of the analytic shape derivative. The present article is concerned with the comparison of both types of gradient calculation and their effects on a gradient-based optimization method with respect to accuracy and performance, since so far only a few attempts have been made to compare these approaches. For this purpose, the article discusses both techniques and analyses the obtained numerical results for a generic test case from electromagnetic shaping. Since good agreement of both methods is found, algorithmic differentiation seems to be worthwhile to be used also for more demanding shape optimization problems.

  • History

Published online: 2019-09

  • AMS Subject Headings

49M25, 49Q10, 78M15

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