## Abstract

In this paper, we present a stress-based topology optimization of plate structures by using a finite element level-set (LS) method. Since stress constraints are independent with LS-based design variables, the singularity phenomenon arising in topology optimization under stress constraints can be resolved without using any relaxation technique. The finite element method is used for solving LS-based equations of design variables and the state and adjoint equations of plate structures with arbitrary complex geometries and boundaries of the design domain. To obtain stable finite element solutions without any oscillation, both unsteady LS convection-diffusion equation and LS re-initialization convection-reaction equation are solved using a stabilized least-squares finite element method.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 26-40 |

Number of pages | 15 |

Journal | Computers and Mathematics with Applications |

Volume | 115 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1 Jun 2022 |

## Keywords

- Level-set method
- Reissner-Mindlin plates
- Shape sensitivity
- Stabilized least-squares method
- Stress-based topology optimization