A study on the improvement of shape design sensitivity in eigenvalue problems using semi-analytical method

반해석적 방법을 이용한 고유치 문제의 형상 설계 민감도 향상에 관한 연구

  • 김현기 (서울대학교 기계공학부) ;
  • 조맹효 (서울대학교 기계항공공학부)
  • Published : 2001.10.01


Structural optimization often requires the evaluation of design sensitivities. The Semi Aanalytic method(SAM) for computing sensitivity is popular in shape optimization because this method has several advantages. But when relatively large rigid body motions are identified for individual elements, the SA method shows severe inaccuracy. In this paper, the improvement of design sensitivities corresponding to the rigid body mode is evaluated by exact differentiation of the rigid body modes. Moreover, the error of the SA method caused by numerical difference scheme is alleviated by using a series approximation for the sensitivity derivatives and considering the higher order terms. Finally, this paper shows that the refined SA method including the iterative method improves the results of sensitivity analysis in dynamic problems.