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Advances in Computers and Information in Engineering Research, Volume 1

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John G. Michopoulos
John G. Michopoulos
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Christiaan J.J. Paredis
Christiaan J.J. Paredis
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David W. Rosen
David W. Rosen
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Judy M. Vance
Judy M. Vance
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ISBN:
9780791860328
No. of Pages:
616
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2014

Topology optimization [1] has rapidly evolved from an academic exercise into an exciting discipline with numerous industrial applications. Such applications include optimization of aircraft components [2], [3], spacecraft modules [4], automobile components [5], cast components [6], compliant mechanisms [7], [8], [9], [10], etc. In structural analysis, topology optimization may be posed as (see illustration in Fig. 2.1). In other words, one must find the optimal topology that minimizes a specific objective function and meets certain constraints, within the given design space. Typical objective functions include mass, compliance, etc. Constraints include stress constraints, manufacturing constraints, buckling constraints, etc.

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Literature Review
2.3 Pareto: A New Topology Optimization Method
2.4 Numerical Examples
2.5 Conclusions
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