Optimizing the shape of mechanical elements and structures by Ali Seireg

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Published by M. Dekker in New York .

Written in English

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  • Structural optimization.,
  • Mechanical engineering.,
  • Shape theory (Topology),
  • Engineering design.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Book details

StatementA.A. Seireg, Jorge Rodriguez.
SeriesMechanical engineering ;, 105, Mechanical engineering (Marcel Dekker, Inc.) ;, 105.
ContributionsRodríguez, Jorge, 1956-
LC ClassificationsTA658.8 .S45 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxiii, 576 p. :
Number of Pages576
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL968886M
ISBN 100824795555
LC Control Number96005420

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This textbook gives an introduction to all three classes of geometry optimization problems of mechanical structures: sizing, shape and topology optimization. The style is explicit and concrete, focusing on problem formulations and numerical solution methods.

The treatment is detailed enough to enable readers to write their own implementations. Generally, the aim is to achieve one such design that produces a optimized structure that is stiff enough to support the mechanical load and compliant enough in proper areas to release the thermal stress.

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Important stage has now been reached at which an investigation of. Topology Design Methods for Structural Optimization provides engineers with a basic set of design tools for the development of 2D and 3D structures subjected to single and multi-load cases and experiencing linear elastic conditions.

Written by an expert team who has collaborated over the past decade to develop the methods presented, the book discusses essential theories with clear guidelines. Goal: High end vehicle shape optimization while improving car safety for fixed performance level and given geometric constraints Reference: G.

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Elements of Structural Optimization. in real mechanical applications, structures are subject to random vibrations and these vibrations can cause a fatigue damage. This paper concerns an Author: Zafer Gurdal. optimization is based on the usage of a SIMP material model.

This paper presents short pressurized beams subjected to static pressure. The presentation of the material is given in a 2D context. Bendsoe and Sigmunddescribed that the domain of high density then defines the shape of the mechanical element. Abstract. The aim of this paper is to present basic concepts and selected finite element based methods and tools for sensitivity analysis and rational engineering design and optimization of mechanical structures and by: The commercial shape optimization program entitled SHAPE is described.

Its scope, capabilities, and algorithm are outlined, together with an overview of the underlying theory. Examples of shape Cited by: 4. Topology Optimization of Components The topology of a component, e.g.

the position and arrangement of structural elements can influence the structural behavior fundamentally. A topology optimization must therefore be carried out in a very early stage of the design process.

Topology optimization is a widely used technique for deriving efficient structural layouts for components in many engineering fields. The optimization process deals with the definition of the Author: Weihong Zhang.

Advances in Structural Optimization presents the techniques for a wide set of applications, ranging from the problems of size and shape optimization (historically the first to be studied) to topology and material optimization.

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Shape optimization is an extension of the previously developed concepts, and it considers not just straightforward dimensional changes, but general changes in shape as well. The shape of the structure is controlled via a set of design parameters that use a set of basis functions, which can describe quite arbitrary shapes.

The shape optimization problem consists in looking for the geometry that minimizes an objective function, like mass or compliance, subject to mechanical constraints. The boundary element method (BEM) is used for the structural analysis.

For linear elasticity problems, it needs only a mesh on the boundary of the structure. This work addresses various mathematical solution strategies adapted for design optimization of multiphase materials.

The goal is to improve the structural performance by optimizing the distribution of multiple phases that constitute the material. Examples include the optimization of multiphase materials and composites with spatially varying fiber paths using a finite element analysis by: 1.

A FreeFem++ Toolbox for shape optimization (geometry and topology) CMAP, Ecole Polytechnique, January We propose several FreeFem++ routines which allow the users to optimize the thickness, the geometry or the topology of elastic structures.

All examples are programmed in two space dimensions (a 3-d version is under current development). T1 - Method for shape and topology optimization of mechanical structures using genetic algorithm (2nd Report, On convergence of solutions of our method by adoption of removal and addition parameters of elements as chromosomes) AU - Tsuruta, Yasushi.

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We present a method for the shape and topology optimization of truss-like structure. First, an initial design of a truss-like structure is constructed by a mesh generator of the finite element method because a truss-like structure can be described by a finite element mesh. Then, the shape and topology of the initial structure is : XiaQi, WangMichael Yu, ShiTielin.

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Design of Crash Structures. Predicting the properties of crash structures is often very difficult. Compared to the linear calculation, material-nonlinearity, large deformations and contact effects arise additionally.

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In the automated design of mechanical systems by means of structural synthesis techniques, two cathegories of procedures, namely shape and sizing optimization, play different but equally important roles: the former is usually applied to the synthesis of solid modelled (in the finite element method sense) structures, by finding optimum positions for the model's nodes, and the later Author: Sergio Butkewitsch, Valder Steffen, Marcos Antônio Argentino.Shape optimization is part of the field of optimal control theory.

The typical problem is to find the shape which is optimal in that it minimizes a certain cost functional while satisfying given many cases, the functional being solved depends on the solution of a given partial differential equation defined on the variable domain.Topology optimization (TO) is a mathematical method that optimizes material layout within a given design space, for a given set of loads, boundary conditions and constraints with the goal of maximizing the performance of the system.

TO is different from shape optimization and sizing optimization in the sense that the design can attain any shape within the design space, instead of dealing with.

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