3D interactive topology optimization on hand-held devices

Morten Nobel-Jørgensen, Niels Aage, Asger Nyman Christiansen, Takeo Igarashi, Jakob Andreas Bærentzen, Ole Sigmund

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This educational paper describes the implementation aspects, user interface design considerations and workflow potential of the recently published TopOpt 3D App. The app solves the standard minimum compliance problem in 3D and allows the user to change design settings interactively at any point in time during the optimization. Apart from its educational nature, the app may point towards future ways of performing industrial design. Instead of the usual geometrize, then model and optimize approach, the geometry now automatically adapts to the varying boundary and loading conditions. The app is freely available for iOS at Apple’s App Store and at http://www.topopt.dtu.dk/TopOpt3Dfor Windows and OSX.
Original languageEnglish
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1385-1391
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Interactive
  • Smartphones
  • Tablets
  • Topology optimization
  • Product design
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Shape optimization
  • Topology
  • User interfaces
  • Educational papers
  • Hand-held devices
  • Implementation aspects
  • Loading condition
  • Minimum compliance
  • User interface designs
  • Loading


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