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Shape Design Optimization using Isogeometric Analysis Method (등기하 해석법을 이용한 형상 최적 설계)

  • Ha, Seung-Hyun;Cho, Seon-Ho
    • Proceedings of the Computational Structural Engineering Institute Conference
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    • pp.216-221
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    • 2008
  • Shape design optimization for linear elasticity problem is performed using isogeometric analysis method. In many design optimization problems for real engineering models, initial raw data usually comes from CAD modeler. Then designer should convert this CAD data into finite element mesh data because conventional design optimization tools are generally based on finite element analysis. During this conversion there is some numerical error due to a geometry approximation, which causes accuracy problems in not only response analysis but also design sensitivity analysis. As a remedy of this phenomenon, the isogeometric analysis method is one of the promising approaches of shape design optimization. The main idea of isogeometric analysis is that the basis functions used in analysis is exactly same as ones which represent the geometry, and this geometrically exact model can be used shape sensitivity analysis and design optimization as well. In shape design sensitivity point of view, precise shape sensitivity is very essential for gradient-based optimization. In conventional finite element based optimization, higher order information such as normal vector and curvature term is inaccurate or even missing due to the use of linear interpolation functions. On the other hands, B-spline basis functions have sufficient continuity and their derivatives are smooth enough. Therefore normal vector and curvature terms can be exactly evaluated, which eventually yields precise optimal shapes. In this article, isogeometric analysis method is utilized for the shape design optimization. By virtue of B-spline basis function, an exact geometry can be handled without finite element meshes. Moreover, initial CAD data are used throughout the optimization process, including response analysis, shape sensitivity analysis, design parameterization and shape optimization, without subsequent communication with CAD description.

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Shape Optimization of Structures with a Crack (균열이 있는 구조물의 형상 최적화)

  • 한석영;송시엽;백춘호
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society of Machine Tool Engineers Conference
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    • pp.298-303
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    • 2001
  • Most of mechanical failures are caused by repeated loadings and therefore they are strongly related to fatigue. To avoid the failures caused by fatigue, determination of an optimal shape of a structure is one of the very important factors in the initial design stage. Shape optimization for a compact tension specimen in opening mode in fracture mechanics, was accomplished by the linear elastic fracture mechanics and the growth-strain method in this study. Also shape optimization for a cantilever beam in mixed mode was carried out by the same techniques. The linear elastic fracture mechanics was used to estimate stress intensity factors and fatigue lives. And the growth-strain method was used to optimize the shape of the initial shape of the specimens. From the results of the shape optimization, it was found that shapes of two types of specimens and a cantilever beam optimized by the growth-strain method prolong their fatigue lives very much. Therefore, it was verified that the growth-strain method is an appropriate technique for shape optimization of a structure having a crack.

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A Study on the Modification of a Finite Element for Improving Shape Optimization (형상최적화 향상을 위한 유한요소의 개선에 관한 연구)

  • Sung, Jin-Il;Yoo, Jeong-Hoon
    • Proceedings of the KSME Conference
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    • pp.367-371
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    • 2001
  • In the shape optimization based on the finite element method, the accuracy of finite element analysis of a given structure is important to determine the final shape. In case of a bending dominant problem, finite element solutions by the full integration scheme are not reliable because of the locking phenomenon. Furthermore, in the process of shape optimization, the mesh distortion is large due to the change of the structure outline: therefore, we cannot guarantee the accurate result unless the finite element itself is accurate. We approach to more accurate shape optimization to diminish these inaccuracies by improving the existing finite element. The shape optimization using the modified finite element is applied to a two-dimensional simple beam. Results show that the modified finite element have improved the optimization results.

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Shape Optimization of Cavitator for a Supercavitating Projectile Underwater (초공동(超空洞) 하의 수중 주행체 캐비테이터 형상최적설계)

  • Choi, Joo-Ho;Grandhi, Ramana V.
    • Proceedings of the KSME Conference
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    • pp.1876-1881
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    • 2003
  • When a projectile travels at high speed underwater, supercavitating flow arises, in which a huge cavity is generated behind the projectile so that only the nose, i.e., the cavitator, of the projectile is wetted, while the rest of it should be surrounded by the cavity. In that case, the projectile can achieve very high speed due to the reduced drag. Furthermore if the nose of the body is shaped properly, the attendant pressure drag can be maintained at a very low value, so that the overall drag is also reduced dramatically. In this study, shape optimization technique is employed to determine the optimum cavitator shape for minimum drag, given certain operating conditions. Shape optimization technique is also used to solve the potential flow problem for any given cavitator, which is a free boundary value problem having the cavity shape as unknown a priori. Analytical sensitivities are derived for various shape parameters in order to implement a gradient-based optimization algorithm. Simultaneous optimization technique is proposed for efficient cavitator shape optimization, in which the cavity and cavitator shape are determined in a single optimization routine.

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Shape Optimization of Cavitator for a Supercavitating Projectile Underwater (초공동(超空洞) 하의 수중 주행체 캐비데이터 형상최적설계)

  • Grandhli Ramana V.;Choi JooHo
    • Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers A
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    • v.28 no.10
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    • pp.1566-1573
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    • 2004
  • When a projectile travels at high speed underwater, supercavitating flow arises, in which a huge cavity is generated behind the projectile so that only the nose, i.e., the cavitator, of the projectile is wetted, while the rest of it should be surrounded by the cavity. In that case, the projectile can achieve very high speed due to the reduced drag. Furthermore if the nose of the body is shaped properly, the attendant pressure drag can be maintained at a very low value, so that the overall drag is also reduced dramatically. In this study, shape optimization technique is employed to determine the optimum cavitator shape for minimum drag, given certain operating conditions. Shape optimization technique is also used to solve the potential flow problem fur any given cavitator, which is a free boundary value problem having the cavity shape as unknown a priori. Analytical sensitivities are derived for various shape parameters in order to implement a gradient-based optimization algorithm. Simultaneous optimization technique is proposed for efficient cavitator shape optimization, in which the cavity and cavitator shape are determined in a single optimization routine.

Shape Optimization of the Cable Dome System (케이블 돔 시스템의 형상 최적화)

  • 조남철;최승열;한상을
    • Proceedings of the Computational Structural Engineering Institute Conference
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    • pp.151-160
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    • 2004
  • Genetic algorithm is the theory of grafting the principle of survival of the fittest in genetics on to the computer algorithm and it is used to solve the optimization problems, especially the shape and size optimization of the structure in Architectural problems. In the size optimization problem discrete variables are used, but series variables have to be used in the shape optimization problem because of the incongruenty. The purpose of this study is to obtain the optimum shape of cable domes by using the real coding genetic algorithm. Generally, the structural performance of the cable domes is influenced very sensitively by pre-stress, geometry and length of the mast because of its flexible characteristic. So, it is very important to decide the optimum shape to get maximum stiffness of cable domes. We use the model to verify the usefulness of this algorithm for shape optimization and analyze the roof system of Seoul Olympic Gymnastic Arena as analytical model of a practical structures. It is confirmed lastly that the optimum shape domes have more stiffness than initial shape ones.

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Shape Optimization of Three-Dimensional Cutouts in Laminated Composite Plates (삼차원 적층복합재 구멍의 형상 최적화)

  • 한석영;마영준
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society of Machine Tool Engineers Conference
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    • pp.275-280
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    • 2004
  • Shape optimization was performed to obtain the precise shape of cutouts including the internal shape of cutouts in laminated composite plates by three dimensional modeling using solid element. The volume control of the growth-strain method was implemented and the distributed parameter chosen as Tsai-Hill fracture index for shape optimization. The volume control of the growth-strain method makes Tsai-Hill failure index at each element uniform in laminated composites under the initial volume. Then shapes optimized by Tsai-Hill failure index were compared with those of the initial shapes for the various load conditions and cutouts. The following conclusions were obtained in this study. (1) It was found that growth-strain method was applied efficiently to shape optimization of three dimensional cutouts in a laminate composite, (2) The optimal shapes of the various load conditions and cutouts were obtained, (3) The maximum Tsal-Hill failure index was reduced up to 67% when shape optimization was peformed under the initial volume by volume control of growth-strain method.

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Reliability-based Shape Optimization Using Growth Strain Method (성장-변형률법을 이용한 신뢰성 기반 형상 최적화)

  • Oh, Young-Kyu;Park, Jae-Yong;Im, Min-Gyu;Park, Jae-Yong;Han, Seog-Young
    • Journal of The Korean Society of Manufacturing Technology Engineers
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    • v.19 no.5
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    • pp.637-644
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    • 2010
  • This paper presents a reliability-based shape optimization (RBSO) using the growth-strain method. An actual design involves uncertain conditions such as material property, operational load, Poisson's ratio and dimensional variation. The purpose of the RBSO is to consider the variations of probabilistic constraint and performances caused by uncertainties. In this study, the growth-strain method was applied to shape optimization of reliability analysis. Even though many papers for reliability-based shape optimization in mathematical programming method and ESO (Evolutionary Structural Optimization) were published, the paper for the reliability-based shape optimization using the growth-strain method has not been applied yet. Growth-strain method is applied to performance measure approach (PMA), which has probabilistic constraints that are formulated in terms of the reliability index, is adopted to evaluate the probabilistic constraints in the change of average mises stress. Numerical examples are presented to compare the DO with the RBSO. The results of design example show that the RBSO model is more reliable than deterministic optimization. It was verified that the reliability-based shape optimization using growth-strain method are very effective for general structure. The purpose of this study is to improve structure's safety considering probabilistic variable.

Development of a Structural Shape Optimization Scheme Using Selective Element Method (선택적 요소방법을 이용한 구조 형상최적 설계기법의 개발)

  • 심진욱;박경진
    • Transactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers A
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    • v.27 no.12
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    • pp.2101-2109
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    • 2003
  • Structural shape optimization offers engineers with numerous advantages in designing shapes of structures. However, excessive relocation of nodes often cause distortion of elements and eventually result in degrade of accuracy and even halts of processes. To overcome these problems, an effective method, Selective Element Method(SEM), has been developed. This paper describes the basic concept of SEM and processes to implement into real-world problem. 2-D and 3-D shape optimization problems have been chosen to show the performance of the method. Though some limitations have been found, it was concluded that SEM can be useful in general shape optimization and even in some special cases such as decision of optimal weld line location.

Development of Shape Optimization Scheme Using Selective Element Method (Application to 2-D Problems) (선택적 요소방법을 이용한 형상 최적 설계 기법 개발)

  • Shim, J.W.;Shin, J.K.;Park, G.J.
    • Proceedings of the KSME Conference
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    • pp.531-536
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    • 2001
  • The structural shape optimization is a useful tool for engineers to determine the shape of a structure. During the optimization process, relocations of nodes happen successively. However, excessive movement of nodes often results in the mesh distortion and eventually deteriorates the accuracy of the optimum solution. To overcome this problem, an efficient method for the shape optimization has been developed. The method starts from the design domain which is large enough to hold the possible shape of the structure. The design domain has pre-defined uniform fine meshes. At every cycle, the method judges whether all the elements are inside of the structure or not. Elements inside of the structure are assigned with real material properties, however elements outside of the structure are assigned with nearly zero values. The performance of the method is evaluated through various examples.

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