In this paper, shape optimization is addressed through sequential quadratic programming (SQP). The recent increase in information technologies dedicated to optimal design, associated with the progress of the numerical tools, allows significant improvement in the design optimization of floating breakwaters. First of all, the physical and mechanical constraints, related to the environment of floating breakwaters, are expressed in terms of the geometrical dimensions of the latter in form of mathematical expressions. Then, the optimization procedure is developed based on SQP method and satisfactory results are obtained demonstrating the capability of this work.

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