Equivalent Static Loads Method for Flexible Structural Shape Optimization
Study on the flexible structural shape optimization problem under dynamic loading conditions. The dynamic loads are transformed to equivalent static loads (ESLs), and then the static response optimization can be used for dynamic response optimization. A structural shape optimization model, which has been established by ESls method, is utilized to design the flexible components in the multibody dynamic system. A shape optimization for a four-bar linkage had been generated by using the ESLs method, and the results indicate that there are noticeable improvements in the total mass and the maximum stress.
W. Zhang et al., "Equivalent Static Loads Method for Flexible Structural Shape Optimization", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 308-310, pp. 2364-2367, 2011