Layout optimization using the homogenization methodA generalized layout problem involving sizing, shape, and topology optimization is solved by using the homogenization method for three-dimensional linearly elastic shell structures in order to seek a possibility of establishment of an integrated design system of automotive car bodies, as an extension of the previous work by Bendsoe and Kikuchi. A formulation of a three-dimensional homogenized shell, a solution algorithm, and several examples of computing the optimum layout are presented in this first part of the two articles.
Suzuki, Katsuyuki (Tokyo Univ. Japan)
Kikuchi, Noboru (Michigan Univ. Ann Arbor, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1993
Publication: In: Optimization of large structural systems; Proceedings of the NATO(DFG Advanced Study Institute, Berchtesgaden, Germany, Sept. 23-Oct. 4, 1991. Vol. 1 (A93-54501 24-39)