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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...
journal article 2019
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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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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...
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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...
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Vergeer, Michael (author)
In the offshore industry, there is a growing demand for designing efficient, sustainable and competitive products. In order to fulfil the component requirements, a method named topology optimization can be applied. This is a mathematical design method which can be used in the early phases of the design process.At IHC there is an interest of...
master thesis 2018
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Huigsloot, Menno (author)
High performance machines such as those used in the semiconductor industry, robotics or racing engines have lots of fast moving parts. The dynamic properties of these moving parts are crucial to the performance of the machine. Therefore these moving parts have to be carefully designed which is often a very time consuming iterative process. In...
master thesis 2018
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Huigsloot, Menno (author)
High performance machines such as those used in the semiconductor industry, robotics or racing engines have lots of fast moving parts. The dynamic properties of these moving parts are crucial to the performance of the machine. Therefore these moving parts have to be carefully designed which is often a very time consuming iterative process. In...
master thesis 2018
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Zamariola, Nicolo (author)
The recent possibilities given by additive manufacturing in free shape design have been seen as a<br/>potential breakthrough in the design and production of structural components of a racecar and more<br/>generally their influences on the future lightweight strategies in the automotive industry is expected<br/>to influence the next generation of...
master thesis 2018
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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...
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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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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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Frouws, Jan (author)
This work introduces a new method to deal with design dependent pressure loads in Topology Optimisation (TO) using the SIMP material model. A pronounced focus is on optimising pressure actuated compliant mechanisms. The difficulty herein is the interpretation of the pressure boundary in a TO design. In TO the boundaries are blurry, because of...
master thesis 2017
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Stolk, M. (author)
Since its introduction, Topology Optimization (TO) has been applied to a broad range of design cases. TO is a material distribution method which finds the optimal material lay-out for a given design space while upholding given constraints and boundary conditions. This has made the method popular in structural mechanics where it is used to find...
master thesis 2017
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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...
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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...
journal article 2017
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Munro, D.P. (author), Ayas, C. (author), Langelaar, M. (author), van Keulen, A. (author)
abstract 2017
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