The SIMP method in topology optimization - Theoretical background, advantages and new applications

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Abstract

The SIMP (Solid Isotropic Microstructure with Penalization for intermediate densities) method was proposed by Bendsøe over a decade ago and is becoming generally accepted as a topology optimization technique of overwhelming advantages. It is, therefore, high time to review the origins, theoretical background, history and major advantages of this method. Various problem classes of FE based generalized shape optimization (GSO), covering so-called ISE, ASE and ISEP topologies, are also defined and the computational efficiency of other methods such as OMP (Optimal Microstructure with Penalization) and NOM (NonOptimal Microstructures) is compared with that of SIMP. It is important to emphasize that SIMP was used by the author's research group for advanced FE-based problems already in 1990 and its capability was extended to a very wide range of complex design conditions as early as 1991.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization 2000 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Sep 6 2000Sep 8 2000

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Other8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization 2000
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period9/6/009/8/00

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Shape optimization
Microstructure
Computational efficiency
Topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Rozvany, G. (2000). The SIMP method in topology optimization - Theoretical background, advantages and new applications. In 8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization

The SIMP method in topology optimization - Theoretical background, advantages and new applications. / Rozvany, G.

8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization. 2000.

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Rozvany, G 2000, The SIMP method in topology optimization - Theoretical background, advantages and new applications. in 8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization. 8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization 2000, Long Beach, CA, United States, 9/6/00.
Rozvany G. The SIMP method in topology optimization - Theoretical background, advantages and new applications. In 8th Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization. 2000
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