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Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

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12-01-2019 | Industrial Application

Integrated shape-morphing and metamodel-based optimization of railway wheel web considering thermo-mechanical loads

While the wheel and the rail are in contact, the stress on the wheel affects the safety of the vehicle and causes ride discomfort and noise. Therefore, the design of the wheel to reduce the damage is needed. To solve these problems, the shape …

12-01-2019 | Industrial Application

Reliability-based design optimization of crane bridges using Kriging-based surrogate models

Cranes as indispensable and important hoisting machines of modern manufacturing and logistics systems have been wildly used in factories, mines, and custom ports. For crane designs, the crane bridge is one of the most critical systems, as its …

12-01-2019 | Research Paper

Targeting the force-displacement response of thin-walled structures subjected to crushing load using curve decomposition and topometry optimization

This work introduces a new approach to targeting the dynamic response of thin-walled energy-absorbing structures through the decomposition of the force-displacement (FD) response and the use of topometry (thickness) optimization. The proposed …

11-01-2019 | Research Paper

Topology optimization of conductors in electrical circuit

This study proposes a topology optimization method for realizing a free-form design of conductors in electrical circuits. Conductors in a circuit must connect components, such as voltage sources, resistors, capacitors, and inductors, according to …

11-01-2019 | Research Paper

Topology optimization of multi-directional variable thickness thin plate with multiple materials

This study firstly presents a multi-material topology optimization approach for thin plates with variable thickness based on Kirchhoff plate theory. For this purpose, an alternating active-phase algorithm in conjunction with the block Gauss-Seidel …

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Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization

· explores a wide range of topics dealing with optimization in solid (structural) and fluid mechanics (including CFD)

· covers multidisciplinary optimization when one discipline deals with structures or fluids

· examines closely related fields that are relevant to structural or fluid optimization

· is the official journal of the International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO)

The journal’s scope ranges from mathematical foundations of the field to algorithm and software development, and from benchmark examples to case studies of practical applications in structural, aero-space, mechanical, civil, chemical, naval and bio-engineering.

Fields such as computer-aided design and manufacturing, reliability analysis, artificial intelligence, system identification and modeling, inverse processes, computer simulation, bio-mechanics, bio-medical applications, nano-technology, MEMS, optics, chemical processes, computational biology, meta-modeling, DOE and active control of structures are covered when the topic is closely related to the optimization of structures or fluids.

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