Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-3962
2001-03-05

Evolutionary Structural Optimization Based on Vibration Criteria 2001-01-3962

A simple evolutionary procedure is proposed for shape and layout optimization of structures with frequency constraints. The structure is modelled with a fine mesh of finite elements plus boundary conditions. It is considered the following hypothesis: small displacements and strains, homogenous and isotropic material. After each eigenvalue solution, a sensitivity number is determined for each element of the structure, so based in this parameter, a number of the elements are removed from the structure. The frequencies of the resulting structure will be shifted towards a desired direction. Several examples are presented to illustrate the options of changing structural frequencies such as: maximizing one or more frequencies simultaneously, maximizing the gap of arbitrary two frequencies

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.

Due to current capacity constraints, printed versions of our publications - including standards, technical papers, EDGE Reports, scholarly journal articles, books, and paint chips - may experience shipping delays of up to four to six weeks. We apologize for any inconvenience.
X