Structural topology optimization using meshfree methods

Publisher:
The International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2012, SM15-036 pp. 1 - 2
Issue Date:
2012-01
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This paper aims to propose a new structural topology optimization method using a dual-level point-wise density approximant and the meshless Galerkin weak-forms, totally based on a set of arbitrarily scattered field nodes in the design domain. One benchmark numerical example is employed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed design method.
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