Stress ratio and compliance based methods in topology optimization - A critical review

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Abstract

Several currently popular methods of topology optimization are closely related to the classical Fully Stressed Design (FSD)/Stress Ratio (SR) or Minimum Compliance (MC)/Uniform Energy Distribution (UED) methods. The ranges of validity of the above techniques - And of recent variations on the same themes - Are examined critically and possible extensions of their validity considered.Particular attention is paid to so-called "hard-kill" or Evolutionary Structural Optimization (ESO) or Adaptive Biological Growth (ABG) methods and to the Generalized Stress Design (GSD) techniuqe.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-119
Number of pages11
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2001

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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