Topology and shape optimization as a tool for mechanical optimal design
2002 (English)Report (Other academic)
This survey reviews different methods to integrate topology and shape optimization that are presented in the literature. Topology optimization was early recognized as an important tool for product development. The result of a topology optimization gives only a coarse layout of the boundaries of the structure. Shape optimization can be used for postprocessing t,o determine the final shape of the structure.
Integrated topology and shape optimization is a sequential process which can be divided into three steps: topology optimization, transition step a nd shape optimization. It is concluded in the survey that there are a number of well working methods for two dimensional integrated topology and shape optimization. For three dimensional integrated topology and shape optimization the transition step needs further work.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2002.
LITH-IKP-R, ISSN 0281-5001 ; 1366
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24790Local ID: 7053OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24790DiVA: diva2:245113