SUPPORT OF SEARCHING FOR SOLUTIONS BY AUTOMATED STRUCTURAL OPTIMIZATION
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Meyer, Andreas Wilhelm; Vajna, Sándor
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0383
In the early stages of product development, engineers search for several different solutions to a design problem, which can then be further detailed and evaluated. This is due to little or fuzzy information about the product at this early phase of product development. The aim of this paper is to support this searching process with automated structural optimization. This is achieved by a combined approach of continuous topology optimization and stochastic algorithms. Computational results are presented and compared with results obtained by pure topology optimization.
Keywords: optimisation, early design phase, computational design methods, stochastic algorithms