Taking as a starting point a design case for a compliant mechanism (a force inverter), the fundamental elements of topology optimization are described. The basis for the developments is a FEM format for this design problem and emphasis is given to the parameterization of design as a raster image and the techniques associated with solving this class of problems by computational means.
|Title of host publication||Optimization of Structural and Mechanical Systems|
|Editors||Jasbir S Arora|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|