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Topology Optimization of Structures Using a Global Stress Measure

[+] Author Affiliations
Vijay Krishna Yalamanchili, Ashok V. Kumar

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Paper No. DETC2012-71546, pp. 1321-1328; 8 pages
  • ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 2: 32nd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B
  • Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 12–15, 2012
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4501-1
  • Copyright © 2012 by ASME


An approach for stress based topology optimization is studied here where stress constraints for continuum structures are imposed using a conservative global stress measure. A relation between the mean compliance and Von-Mises stress is used to construct an objective function that minimizes mass until stress constraints are activated. This approach is implemented in a mesh independent finite element framework where the feasible region is defined using boundary equations while analysis and topology optimization are performed on a background mesh. The SIMP approach is used for topology optimization and nodal values of density are treated as the design variables. The density field is interpolated over the elements to obtain a continuous distribution. To ensure smooth boundaries a smoothing term is also added to the objective function which minimizes gradient of the density function. The optimization problem is then solved using Moving Barrier Method (MBM). Several examples are studied to evaluate this approach.

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