Stress-oriented structural optimization for frame structures

Chai, Shuangming and Chen, Baiyu and Ji, Mengyu and Yang, Zhouwang and Lau, Manfred and Fu, Xiao-Ming and Liu, Ligang (2018) Stress-oriented structural optimization for frame structures. Graphical Models, 97. pp. 80-88. ISSN 1524-0703

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To fabricate a virtual shape into the real world, the physical strength of the shape is an important consideration. We introduce a framework to consider both the strength and complexity of 3D frame structures. The key to the framework is a stress-oriented analysis and a semi-continuous condition in the shape representation that can both strengthen and simplify a structure at the same time. We formulate a novel semi-continuous optimization and present an elegant method to solve this optimization. We also extend our framework to general solid shapes by considering them as skeletal structures with non-uniform beams. We demonstrate our approach with applications such as topology simplification and structural strengthening.

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Graphical Models
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Graphical Models. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Graphical Models, 97, 2018 DOI: 10.1016/j.gmod.2018.04.002
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?? 3d printingfabricationstress analysisoptimizationtopology simplificationmodelling and simulationgeometry and topologycomputer graphics and computer-aided designsoftware ??
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15 May 2018 10:30
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