Shape design sensitivity analysis of 2D anisotropic structures using the boundary element method

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    Abstract

    A directly differentiated form of boundary integral equation with respect to geometric design variables is used to calculate shape design sensitivities for anisotropic materials. An optimum shape design algorithm in two dimensions is developed by the coupling of an optimising technique and a boundary element stress analyser for stress minimisation of anisotropic structures. Applications of this general-purpose program to the optimum shape design of bars and holes in plates with anisotropic material properties are presented. © 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)237-251
    Number of pages14
    JournalEngineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
    Volume26
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2002

    Keywords

    • Anisotropic materials
    • Boundary element method
    • Design sensitivity analysis
    • Shape optimisation

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