CO-SIMP: Extended SIMP algorithm with direct COrner COntact COntrol

V. Pomezanski, O. M. Querin, G. I.N. Rozvany

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Methods for suppressing corner contacts between solid elements in topology optimization are briefly reviewed and then a modified SIMP algorithm based on direct corner contact penalization is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2005



  • Checkerboard control
  • Corner contact control
  • Penalty function
  • SIMP
  • Topology optimization

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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