A critical review of established methods of structural topology optimization

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to evaluate and compare established numerical methods of structural topology optimization that have reached the stage of application in industrial software. It is hoped that our text will spark off a fruitful and constructive debate on this important topic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-237
Number of pages21
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Checkerboard control
  • Compliance constraints
  • ESO method
  • Michell structures
  • Perforated plates
  • SERA method
  • SIMP method
  • Stress constraints
  • Topology optimization
  • Trusses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Control and Optimization

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