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Materials - Mechanics | Topology Optimization in Structural and Continuum Mechanics

Topology Optimization in Structural and Continuum Mechanics

Rozvany, George I. N., Lewiński, Tomasz (Eds.)

2013, X, 471 p. 150 illus.

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  • Covering new developments in structural topology optimization
  • For elastic bodies, the layout problems in linear elasticity are discussed
  • Written by recognized authorities in the fields

The book covers new developments in structural topology optimization. Basic features and limitations of Michell’s truss theory, its extension to a broader class of support conditions, generalizations of truss topology optimization, and Michell continua are reviewed. For elastic bodies, the layout problems in linear elasticity are discussed and the method of relaxation by homogenization is outlined. The classical problem of free material design is shown to be reducible to a locking material problem, even in the multiload case. For structures subjected to dynamic loads, it is explained how they can be designed so that the structural eigenfrequencies of vibration are as far away as possible from a prescribed external excitation frequency (or a band of excitation frequencies) in order to avoid resonance phenomena with high vibration and noise levels. For diffusive and convective transport processes and multiphysics problems, applications of the density method are discussed. In order to take uncertainty in material parameters, geometry, and operating conditions into account, techniques of reliability-based design optimization are introduced and reviewed for their applicability to topology optimization.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Continuum Mechanics - Fluid-structure Interaction - Structural Design - Structural Mechanics - Topology Optimization

Related subjects » Mathematics - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics

Table of contents 

Structural topology optimization.- On basic properties of Michell's structures.- Validation of numerical method by analytical benchmarks and verification of exact solutions by numerical methods.- Introduction to shape and topology optimization.- Homogenization method for shape and topology optimization.- Level set method for shape and topology optimization.- Compliance minimization of two-material elastic structures.- Some notes on topology optimization of vibrating continuum structures.- Topology optimization of vibrating continuum structures for maximum values of simple and multiple eigenfrequencies and frequency gaps.- On optimum shape design and periodicity of band-gape beam structures.- Topological design for minimum dynamic compliance of continuum structures subjected to forced vibration.- Topological design for minimum sound emission from bi-material structures subjected to forced vibration.- Discrete material optimization of vibrating laminated composite plates for minimum sound emission.- Optimization of diffusive transport problems.- Fluid topology optimization: stokes and Navier-stokes models.- Topology optimization of coupled multi-physics problems.- Topology optimization based on the extended finite element method.- Topology optimization of meso- and nano-scale problems.- Topology optimization under uncertainty.- A brief review of numerical methods of structural topology optimization.- The free material design in planar elasticity.

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