A finite element level-set method for stress-based topology optimization of plate structures

Son H. Nguyen, Tan N. Nguyen, Trung Nguyen-Thoi

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations

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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-40
Number of pages15
JournalComputers and Mathematics with Applications
Volume115
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2022

Keywords

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

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'A finite element level-set method for stress-based topology optimization of plate structures'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this