Advanced density based topology optimization methods

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The material distribution method known as topology optimization has experienced an immense increase in attention since the turn of the millennium and the subsequent rise of additive manufacturing techniques. In short, the reason for this is two-fold. Firstly, advances in computational power and numerical methods to solve high-contrast PDEs has allowed the methodology to be applied to real-world engineering problems in reasonable time. Secondly, topology optimization and additive manufacturing forms a near perfect match, in which the design freedom from the material distribution methods complement the geometric freedom provided by 3D printing and vica versa. The talk is focused on state-of-the-art density based topology optimization methods and will cover examples dealing with interactive topology and shape optimization; methods tailored for additive manufacturing; ultra-high resolution structural optimization and projection methods based on numerical homogenization.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2019
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventModern Finite Element Technologies 2019 - Bad Honnef, Germany
Duration: 1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019


ConferenceModern Finite Element Technologies 2019
CityBad Honnef


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