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Topology design of three-dimensional structures using hybrid finite elements

Jog, CS (2006) Topology design of three-dimensional structures using hybrid finite elements. In: IUTAM Symposium on Topological Design Optimization of Structures, Machines and Materials, Oct, 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 33-42.

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Abstract

Conventional three-dimensional isoparametric elements are susceptible to problems of locking when used to model plate/shell geometries or when the meshes are distorted etc. Hybrid elements that are based on a two-field variational formulation are immune to most of these problems, and hence can be used to efficiently model both "chunky" three-dimensional and plate/shell type structures. Thus, only one type of element can be used to model "all" types of structures, and also allows us to use a standard dual algorithm for carrying out the topology optimization of the structure. We also address the issue of manufacturability of the designs.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Dual algorithm;three-dimensional structures;hybrid elements.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2010 04:50
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:12
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/30678

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