Topology optimization of compliant mechanisms using the homogenization method

Shinji Nishiwaki, Mary I. Frecker, Seungjae Min, Noboru Kikuchi

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Abstract

A procedure to obtain a topology of an optimal structure considering flexibility is presented. The methodology is based on a mutual energy concept for formulation of flexibility and the homogenization method. A multi-objective optimization problem is formulated as an application of compliant mechanism design. Some examples of the design of compliant mechanisms for plane structures are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)535-559
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 1998

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Compliant mechanisms
Homogenization method
Compliant Mechanism
Homogenization Method
Topology Optimization
Shape optimization
Flexibility
Mechanism Design
Multiobjective Optimization Problems
Multiobjective optimization
Topology
Methodology
Formulation
Energy
Design
Concepts

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Engineering(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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