Volume 3, Issue 2 (6-2013)                   2013, 3(2): 313-326 | Back to browse issues page

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The Isogeometric Analysis (IA) method is applied for structural topology optimization instead of the finite element method. For this purpose, the material density is considered as a continuous function throughout the design domain and approximated by the Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline (NURBS) basis functions. The coordinates of control points which are also used for constructing the density function, are considered as design variables of the optimization problem. In order to change the design variables towards optimum, the Method of Moving Asymptotes (MMA) is used. To alleviate the formation of layouts with porous media, the density function is penalized during the optimization process. A few examples are presented to demonstrate the performance of the method.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Optimal design
Received: 2013/04/22 | Accepted: 2013/04/27 | Published: 2013/04/27