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Finite variation sensitivity analysis for discrete topology optimization of continuum structures

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Cunha, Daniel Candeloro [1] ; de Almeida, Breno Vincenzo [1] ; Lopes, Heitor Nigro [1] ; Pavanello, Renato [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Computat Mech, Sch Mech Engn, R Mendeleyev 200, Cidade Univ, BR-13083860 Campinas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Web of Science Citations: 0

This paper proposes two novel approaches to perform more suitable sensitivity analyses for discrete topology optimization methods. To properly support them, we introduce a more formal description of the Bi-directional Evolutionary Structural Optimization (BESO) method, in which the sensitivity analysis is based on finite variations of the objective function. The proposed approaches are compared to a naive strategy; to the conventional strategy, referred to as First-Order Continuous Interpolation (FOCI) approach; and to a strategy previously developed by other researchers, referred to as High-Order Continuous Interpolation (HOCI) approach. The novel Woodbury Sensitivity (WS) approach provides exact sensitivity values and is a better alternative to HOCI. Although HOCI and WS approaches may be computationally prohibitive, they provide useful expressions for a better understanding of the problem. The novel Conjugate Gradient Sensitivity (CGS) approach provides sensitivity values with arbitrary precision and is computationally viable for a small number of steps. The CGS approach is a better alternative to FOCI since, for appropriate initial conditions, it is always more accurate than the conventional strategy. The standard compliance minimization problem with volume constraint is considered to illustrate the methodology. Numerical examples are presented together with a broad discussion about BESO-type methods. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/08293-7 - CCES - Center for Computational Engineering and Sciences
Grantee:Munir Salomao Skaf
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers - RIDC
FAPESP's process: 19/05393-7 - Maximization of natural frequencies and frequency gaps of continuum structures by an evolutionary topology optimization method
Grantee:Heitor Nigro Lopes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 19/19237-7 - Exploring the potentialities of artificial neural networks on metamaterials topological design
Grantee:Daniel Candeloro Cunha
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 20/07391-9 - Topology optimization of piezoelectric devices using piezocomposite metamaterials
Grantee:Breno Vincenzo de Almeida
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate