Gersborg, Allan Roulund3; Andreasen, Casper Schousboe4
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Solid Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Technical University of Denmark4 Centre for oil and gas – DTU, Center, Technical University of Denmark
From a practical point of view it is often desirable to limit the complexity of a topology design such that casting/milling type manufacturing techniques can be applied. In the context of gradient driven topology optimization this work studies how castable designs can be obtained by use of a Heaviside design parametrization in a specific casint direction. This reduces the number of design variables considerably and the approach is simple to implement.
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Technical University of Denmark, Danish Center for Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 2010