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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
- Control and Optimization