Enhanced ship cross-section design methodology using peridynamics topology optimization

Kendibilir, Abdullah and Kefal, Adnan (2023) Enhanced ship cross-section design methodology using peridynamics topology optimization. Ocean Engineering, 286 . ISSN 0029-8018 (Print) 1873-5258 (Online)

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In this study, peridynamics topology optimization (PD-TO) framework is implemented to reduce the total weight of ship structures and increase their structural endurance against cracks. PD-TO is a general nonlocal optimization strategy that performs the minimization of strain energy density as the objective function and uses pre-defined volume fractions as optimization constraints. To analyze ship structures herein, both the optimality criteria (OC) algorithm and the proportional (PROP) approach are implemented into the PD-TO solver. As the initial design domain, a reference bulkhead geometry of trailing suction hopper dredger (ship) is modeled. This web frame is optimized according to critical wave/loading conditions such as hogging and sagging. Different volume fractions are investigated to obtain lighter designs based on OC and PROP methods. In addition, different cracked scenarios are created by locating the cracks into various positions on the reference ship cross-section. Optimized results for cracked cases shows that the proposed method can create alternative web frames for specific definitions of the possible damaged regions on the board. To prove the efficiency of the proposed method, maximum displacements and compliance of the reference and optimized structures are compared. The results proves that topologically optimized designs offered stiffer structures as compared to conventional designs under the same loading conditions. Finally, some of the optimized results are smoothed to demonstrate the practical utility of the PD-TO for manufacturing. Overall, it is revealed that the PD-TO can be effectively utilized to design marine structures to achieve a higher strength/weight ratio while considering critical operation conditions and possible damaged regions.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bulkhead optimization; Crack modelling; Lightweight design; Peridynamics; Ship cross-section; Topology optimization
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center
Depositing User: Adnan Kefal
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2023 13:57
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2023 13:57
URI: https://research.sabanciuniv.edu/id/eprint/47633

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