Advanced search
Start date
(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)

Evolutionary topology optimization for structural compliance minimization considering design-dependent FSI loads

Full text
Picelli, R. ; Vicente, W. M. ; Pavanello, R.
Total Authors: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: FINITE ELEMENTS IN ANALYSIS AND DESIGN; v. 135, p. 44-55, NOV 1 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 6

This work presents an extended bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) method applied to static structural design problems considering the interaction between viscous fluid flows and linearly elastic structures. The fluid flow is governed by incompressible and steady-state Navier-Stokes equations. Both domains are solved with the finite element method and simplifying conditions are assumed for the fluid structure coupling, such as small structural displacements and deformations in a staggered method. The presented BESO method aims to minimize structural compliance in a so called ``wet{''} optimization problem, in which the fluid loads location, direction and magnitude depend on the structural layout. In this type of design dependent loading problem, density-based topology optimization methods require extra numerical techniques (usually mixed models with overlapping domains) in order to model the interaction of different governing equations during the optimization procedures. In this work, the discrete nature of the evolutionary topology optimization approach allows the fluid-structure boundaries to be modelled and modified straightforwardly by switching the discrete design variables between fluid and structural finite elements. Therefore, separate domains are used in this approach. Numerical results show that the BESO-based methods can be applied to this kind of multiphysics problem effectively and efficiently. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/18607-4 - Structural topological optimization applied to multiphysics problems considering porous materials
Grantee:Renato Picelli Sanches
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/08293-7 - CCES - Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Grantee:Munir Salomao Skaf
Support type: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 13/00085-6 - Evolutionary Topology Optimization of Poroelastoacoustic Coupled Multiphysics Systems
Grantee:William Martins Vicente
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/09730-6 - Evolutionary Structural Optimization in Problems of Fluid-Structure Interaction
Grantee:Renato Picelli Sanches
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate