A simple and practical multiscale approach suitable for topology optimization of structural damping in a component ready for additive manufacturing is presented.The approach consists of two steps: First, the homogenized loss factor of a two-phase material is maximized. This is done in order to obtain a range of isotropic microstructures that have a connected stiff material phase. Second,the structural damping of the component is maximized using material interpolations based on the homogenized properties of the microstructures. In order to achieve convergence towards a discrete set of material phases in the macroscopic problem, a material interpolation that favors values close to the predefined material densities is introduced.
- Topology optimization
- Additive manufacturing