Hierarchical Optimization of Material and Structure

Helder C. Rodrigues, Jose M. Guedes, Martin P. Bendsøe

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    This paper describes a hierarchical computational procedure for optimizing material distribution as well as the local material properties of mechanical elements. The local properties are designed using a topology design approach, leading to single scale microstructures, which may be restricted in various ways, based on design and manufacturing criteria. Implementation issues are also discussed and computational results illustrate the nature of the procedure.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)1-10
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • optimization
    • topology
    • hierarchical
    • microstructure
    • material


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