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dc.contributor.authorWoldemichael, Dereje
dc.contributor.authorJiun, L.
dc.contributor.authorSujan, D.
dc.identifier.citationWoldemichael, D. and Jiun, L. and Sujan, D. 2014. Topology Optimization of Beam Structures with Various End and Loading Conditions. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 465-466: pp. 22-26.

Topology optimization deals with optimum material (mass) distribution within a design domain to find optimal lay-out of a structure subjected to certain boundary and loading conditions. Topology optimization can be used to address conflicting requirements, such as light weight and high-strength/stiffness design. In this paper, a simulation program to analyze topology optimization of beam structures with seven different end conditions and three types of loads (single point load, two point loads and uniformly distributed load) is developed using MATLAB code adapted from Sigmund’s 99 line topology optimization code. Furthermore, the program has been enhanced with a graphical user interface for ease of use. Using the developed system, it is possible to analyze the effect of different parameters.

dc.publisherTrans Tech Publications
dc.subjectTopology Optimization
dc.subjectBeam Structures
dc.subjectSIMP Method
dc.titleTopology Optimization of Beam Structures with Various End andLoading Conditions
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleApplied Mechanics and Materials
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