Topology Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms Using Level Set Method without Re-Initialization
In this paper, a new level set method for topology optimization of compliant mechanisms is presented. A new formulation is developed and built in the traditional level set method to force the level set function to be close to a signed distance function during the optimal process. The validity of the method is illustrated by topology optimization of a widely studied compliant mechanism.
B. L. Zhu and X. M. Zhang, "Topology Optimization of Compliant Mechanisms Using Level Set Method without Re-Initialization", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 3076-3082, 2012