Topology optimization for coated structures

Anders Clausen, Erik Andreassen, Ole Sigmund

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This paper presents new results within the design of three-dimensional (3D) coated structures using topology optimization.The work is an extension of a recently published two-dimensional (2D) method for including coatedstructures into the minimum compliance topology optimization problem. The high level of control over key parameters demonstrated for the 2D model can likewise be achieved in 3D. The effectiveness of the approach isdemonstrated with numerical examples, which for the 3D problems have been solved using a parallel topology optimization implementation based on the PETSc toolkit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of WCSMO-11
Number of pages6
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event11th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization - University of Sydney, Sydney , Australia
Duration: 7 Jun 201512 Jun 2015


Conference11th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
LocationUniversity of Sydney
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  • Topology optimization
  • Coating
  • 3D optimization


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