This work presents a methodology to find the optimal topology of a three-dimensional structure subject to impact loads, using the approach of ground structure. The method uses of the concept of topology optimization as a material allocation problem, which has been successfully used in the past to design structures modeled with shell and solid finite elements in the automotive industry. A simple example is shown to demonstrate the method.
Volume Subject Area:30th Design Automation Conference
Keywords:design optimization, topology, impact loads
Topics:Design, Optimization, Stress, Topology
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