Optimal topology selection of continuum structures with stress and displacement constraints

Liang, Qing Quan and Xie, Yi Min and Steven, Grant P. (1999) Optimal topology selection of continuum structures with stress and displacement constraints. In: 7th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering & Construction, 27-29 August, 1999, Kochi, Japan.


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This paper presents three performance indices developed by using the scaling design approach for assisting the selection of optimal topologies for the minimum-weight design of continuum structures subject to stress and displacement constraints. These performance indices are incorporated in the Evolutionary Structural Optimization (ESO) method to monitor the optimization process from which optimal topologies can be identified. Examples provided demonstrate that the proposed performance indices are effective indicators of material efficiency and can be used to compare the efficiency of structural topologies generated by different optimization methods.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2007 12:33
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: evolutionary structural optimization, displacement constraint, finite element analysis, performance index, stress constraint, topology
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3403

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