Topology optimization of cracked structures using peridynamics

Kefal, Adnan and Sohouli, Abdolrasoul and Öterkuş, Erkan and Yıldız, Mehmet and Suleman, Afzal (2019) Topology optimization of cracked structures using peridynamics. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics (SI), 31 (6). pp. 1645-1672. ISSN 0935-1175 (Print) 1432-0959 (Online)

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Finite elementmethod (FEM) is commonly usedwith topology optimization algorithms to determine optimum topology of load-bearing structures. However, it may possess various difficulties and limitations for handling the problems with moving boundaries, large deformations, and cracks/damages. To remove limitations of the mesh-based topology optimization, this study presents a robust and accurate approach based on the innovative coupling of peridynamics (PD) (a meshless method) and topology optimization (TO), abbreviated as PD–TO. The minimization of compliance, i.e. strain energy, is chosen as the objective function subjected to the volume constraint. The design variable is the relative density defined at each particle employing bidirectional evolutionary optimization approach. A filtering scheme is also adopted to avoid the checkerboard issue and maintain the optimization stability. To present the capability, efficiency, and accuracy of the PD– TO approach, various challenging optimization problems with and without defects (cracks) are solved under different boundary conditions. The results are extensively compared and validated with those obtained by element-free Galerkin method and FEM. The main advantage of the PD–TO methodology is its ability to handle TO problems of cracked structures without requiring complex treatments for mesh connectivity. Hence, it can be an alternative and powerful tool in finding optimal topologies that can circumvent crack propagation and growth in two- and three-dimensional structures.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Peridynamics, Topology optimization, Bi-evolutionary structural optimization, Cracked structures
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Materials Science & Eng.
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences > Academic programs > Manufacturing Systems Eng.
Depositing User: Mehmet Yıldız
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 15:09
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 23:29

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