A Traction Method Approach to Shape Optimization of Linear Elastic Structures Subject to Multiple Loading Conditions 951103
This paper presents a numerical analysis technique for application to shape optimization problems of linear elastic structures subject to multiple loading conditions. The problems dealt with here are a mean compliance minimization problem in relation to individual load cases and a fully stressed design problem. The proposed technique is based on the traction method which analyzes the domain variation. A shape optimization system was developed and applied to fundamental problems in two and three dimensions. The computed results confirmed the validity and usefulness of the proposed technique.
Citation: Shimoda, M., Azegami, H., and Sakurai, T., "A Traction Method Approach to Shape Optimization of Linear Elastic Structures Subject to Multiple Loading Conditions," SAE Technical Paper 951103, 1995, https://doi.org/10.4271/951103. Download Citation