On the validity of ESO type methods in topology optimization

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A nonoptimal topology is demonstrated on the basis of an evolutionary structural optimization (ESO) current rejection criteria for stress design. The modified version of this method was not able to rectify the topology because of high stress values and inserted additional elements. The failure of the rejection criteria was attributed to the variation in the sensitivity of the rejected element as its normalized density varied from one to zero.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-83
Number of pages4
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2001


  • "Hard-kill" methods
  • Adaptive biological growth
  • Compliance design
  • Evolutionary structural optimization (ESO)
  • Inclusion criteria
  • Rejection criteria
  • Stress design

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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