In my previous blog posts I demonstrated how to use nonlinear programming in R for solving an optimization problem. To be more specific, I used the Augmented Lagrange Multiplier (ALM) method for solving a specific engineering optimization problem.

In this blog post I will again employ the ALM method for solving an engineering optimization problem. This time I will analyze a two-bar bracket design subjected to a load. The goal of this optimization problem is to find the minimal mass of the design so that the bracket will support the load without structural failure.