Application of topology optimization in product design and manufacturing

Ihab Ragai, Harry Tempelman, David Kirby

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Abstract

This paper deals with the utilization of topology optimization in the design process. Topology optimization is considered the most challenging task in the structural design optimization problems because the general layout of the structure is not known; however, implementing it in the conceptual design stage has proven to reduce the cost and development time. In this paper, the design process is briefly discussed emphasizing the use of topology optimization in the conceptual design stage. Also, the mathematical formulation for topology optimization with material density contours is presented. Furthermore, two industrial case studies, related to off-road mining and construction trucks, are discussed where the use of topology optimization has proven to dramatically improve an existing design and significantly decrease the development time of a new design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2011
Pages119-126
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
EventASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2011 - Corvallis, OR, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2011Jun 17 2011

Publication series

NameASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2011
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityCorvallis, OR
Period6/13/116/17/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Ragai, I., Tempelman, H., & Kirby, D. (2011). Application of topology optimization in product design and manufacturing. In ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2011 (pp. 119-126). (ASME 2011 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC 2011; Vol. 1). https://doi.org/10.1115/MSEC2011-50049