Paper Title:
Design of Functionally Graded Structures Using Topology Optimization
  Abstract

The concept of functionally graded materials (FGMs) is closely related to the concept of topology optimization, which consists in a design method that seeks a continuum optimum material distribution in a design domain. Thus, in this work, topology optimization is applied to design FGM structures considering a minimum compliance criterion. The present approach applies the so-called “continuous topology optimization” formulation where a continuous change of material properties is considered inside the design domain by using the graded finite element concept. A new design is obtained where distribution of the graded material itself is considered in the design domain, and the material properties change in a certain direction according to a specified variation, leading to a structure with asymmetric stiffness properties.

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Periodical
Materials Science Forum (Volumes 492-493)
Edited by
Omer Van der Biest, Michael Gasik, Jozef Vleugels
Pages
435-440
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.492-493.435
Citation
G. H. Paulino, E. C. N. Silva, "Design of Functionally Graded Structures Using Topology Optimization", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 492-493, pp. 435-440, 2005
Online since
August 2005
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