Structural Topology Optimization for the Natural Frequency of a Designated Mode

  • Lim, O-Kaung (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research Institute of Mechanical Technology, Pusan National University) ;
  • Lee, Jin-Sik (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research Institute of Mechanical Technology, Pusan National University)
  • Published : 2000.03.01


The homogenization method and the density function method are common approaches to evaluate the equivalent material properties for design cells composed of matter and void. In this research, using a new topology optimization method based on the homogenized material with a penalty factor and the chessboard prevention strategy, we obtain the optimal layout of a structure for the natural frequency of a designated mode. The volume fraction of nodes of each finite element is chosen as the design variable and a total material usage constraint is imposed. In this paper, the subspace method is used to evaluate the eigenvalue and its corresponding eigenvector of the structure for the designated mode and the recursive quadratic programming algorithm, PLBA algorithm, is used to solve the topology optimization problem.


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