Implementation and applications of simultaneous shape and thickness optimization
2002 (English)Report (Other academic)
This paper presents an implementation of simultaneous shape and thickness optimization of continuum structures in a general finite element software. The implementation facilitates a user-friendly and efficient use of simultaneous optimization. With simultaneous optimization the shape of the plane domain and the out-of-plane thickness of the structure arc simultaneously varied to obtain an optimal design. By this means it is possible to solve an essentiallythree dimensional optimization problem by only performing a two dimensional analysis. A numerical example is provided where simultaneous optimization is compared with other structural optimization problems.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2002.
LITH-IKP-R, ISSN 0281-5001 ; 1367
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24793Local ID: 7057OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-24793DiVA: diva2:245116