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Xia, Y. (author), Wu, Yue (author), Hendriks, M.A.N. (author)
In current optimization methods for free-form shells, the shape and topology are usually optimized separately. These methods are based on the assumption that the shape and topology of a shell influence each other only slightly, but this is not always correct. Moreover, different parameterization models are used in the shape optimization and...
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Langelaar, M. (author)
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to communicate a method to perform simultaneous topology optimization of component and support structures considering typical metal additive manufacturing (AM) restrictions and post-print machining requirements. Design/methodology/approach: An integrated topology optimization is proposed using two density...
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Groen, J.P. (author), Wu, J. (author), Sigmund, Ole (author)
This paper concerns compliance minimization and projection of coated structures with orthotropic infill material in 2D. The purpose of the work is two-fold. First, we introduce an efficient homogenization-based approach to perform topology optimization of coated structures with orthotropic infill material. The design space is relaxed to allow...
journal article 2019
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Langelaar, M. (author)
This paper presents a topology optimization approach that incorporates restrictions of multi-axis machining processes. A filter is defined in a density-based topology optimization setting, that transforms an input design field into a geometry that can be manufactured through machining. The formulation is developed for 5-axis processes, but...
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Kumar, P. (author), Fanzio, P. (author), Sasso, L. (author), Langelaar, M. (author)
The concept and synthesis approach for planar Compliant Fluidic Control Structures (CFCSs), monolithic flexible continua with embedded functional pores, is presented in this manuscript. Such structures are envisioned to find application in biomedicine as tunable microfluidic devices for drug/nutrient delivery. The functional pores enlarge and...
journal article 2019
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Liu, Jikai (author), Gaynor, Andrew T. (author), Chen, Shikui (author), Kang, Zhan (author), Suresh, Krishnan (author), Takezawa, Akihiro (author), Li, Lei (author), Kato, Junji (author), Tang, Jinyuan (author), Wang, C.C. (author), Cheng, Lin (author), Liang, Xuan (author), To, Albert. C. (author)
Manufacturing-oriented topology optimization has been extensively studied the past two decades, in particular for the conventional manufacturing methods, for example, machining and injection molding or casting. Both design and manufacturing engineers have benefited from these efforts because of the close-to-optimal and friendly-to-manufacture...
journal article 2018
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Koppen, S. (author), van der Kolk, M. (author), van Kempen, F.C.M. (author), de Vreugd, J (author), Langelaar, M. (author)
The stringent and conflicting requirements imposed on optomechanical instruments and the ever-increasing need for higher resolution and quality imagery demands a tightly integrated system design approach. Our aim is to drive the thermomechanical design of multiple components through the optical performance of the complete system. To this end,...
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Gupta, D.K. (author), Langelaar, M. (author), van Keulen, A. (author)
Recent multiresolution topology optimization (MTO) approaches involve dividing finite elements into several density cells (voxels), thereby allowing a finer design description compared to a traditional FE-mesh-based design field. However, such formulations can generate discontinuous intra-element material distributions resembling QR-patterns....
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van de Ven, E.A. (author), Maas, Robert (author), Ayas, C. (author), Langelaar, M. (author), van Keulen, A. (author)
Additive manufacturing enables the nearly uncompromised production of optimized topologies. However, due to the overhang limitation, some designs require a large number of supporting structures to enable manufacturing. Because these supports are costly to build and difficult to remove, it is desirable to find alternative designs that do not...
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Gupta, D.K. (author), Barink, Marco (author), Langelaar, M. (author)
Concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) has recently gained popularity due to its ability to deliver significantly more power at relatively lower absorber material costs. In CPVs, lenses and mirrors are used to concentrate illumination over a small solar cell, thereby increasing the incident light by several folds. This leads to non-uniform...
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Langelaar, M. (author)
Additive manufacturing (AM) enables the fabrication of parts of unprecedented complexity. Dedicated topology optimization approaches, that account for specific AM restrictions, are instrumental in fully exploiting this capability. In popular powder-bed-based AM processes, the critical overhang angle of downward facing surfaces limits...
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Picelli, R. (author), van Dijk, R. (author), Vicente, W.M. (author), Pavanello, R. (author), Langelaar, M. (author), van Keulen, A. (author)
This paper presents an evolutionary structural topology optimization method for the design of completely submerged buoyant modules with design-dependent fluid pressure loading. This type of structure is used to support offshore rig installation and pipeline transportation at all water depths. The proposed optimization method seeks to identify...
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Verbart, A. (author), Langelaar, M. (author), van Keulen, A. (author)
In this paper, we propose a unified aggregation and relaxation approach for topology optimization with stress constraints. Following this approach, we first reformulate the original optimization problem with a design-dependent set of constraints into an equivalent optimization problem with a fixed design-independent set of constraints. The next...
journal article 2017
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Langelaar, M. (author)
Additive manufacturing (AM) offers exciting opportunities to manufacture parts of unprecedented complexity. Topology optimization is essential to fully exploit this capability. However, AM processes have specific limitations as well. When these are not considered during design optimization, modifications are generally needed in post...
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van der Veen, G.J. (author), Langelaar, M. (author), van der Meulen, Stan (author), Laro, Dick (author), Aangenent, Wouter (author), van Keulen, A. (author)
In pursuit of better accuracy, higher speed and larger scale, manufacturers of high-performance devices increasingly rely on components which have been designed with a multidisciplinary approach from the outset. In the context of motion systems, this means that for instance structural mechanics, control engineering and thermal analysis are...
journal article 2017
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Groen, J.P. (author), Langelaar, M. (author), Sigmund, O (author), Ruess, M. (author)
This article presents a detailed study on the potential and limitations of performing higher-order multi-resolution topology optimization with the finite cell method. To circumvent stiffness overestimation in high-contrast topologies, a length-scale is applied on the solution using filter methods. The relations between stiffness...
journal article 2017
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Ivashko, I. (author), Leus, G.J.T. (author), Yarovoy, Alexander (author)
In this paper, we tackle the problem of selecting the radar node positions to provide an estimate of the target state vector with a prescribed accuracy. The topology optimization problem is formulated as selection of a fixed number of radar node positions from a set of available ones, where the radar observations are modeled by a general non...
journal article 2017
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Wu, J. (author), Clausen, Anders (author), Sigmund, Ole (author)
Additively manufactured parts are often composed of two sub-structures, a solid shell forming their exterior and a porous infill occupying the interior. To account for this feature this paper presents a novel method for generating simultaneously optimized shell and infill in the context of minimum compliance topology optimization. Our method...
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Gupta, D.K. (author), Langelaar, M. (author), Barink, M (author), van Keulen, A. (author)
Free-form solar cells are cells of unconventional shapes (e.g. hexagonal, leaf-shaped etc). Their flexible shape adds to the aesthetics of the surroundings as well as allows to place them over objects where conventional solar cells might not fit. Evidently, these cells need to be efficient as well, and one of the important factors that...
journal article 2016
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Langelaar, M. (author)
The potential of topology optimization to amplify the benefits of additive manufacturing (AM), by fully exploiting the vast design space that AM allows, is widely recognized. However, existing topology optimization approaches do not consider AM-specific limitations during the design process, resulting in designs that are not self-supporting....
journal article 2016
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