Lalaina RakotondrainibeÉcole Polytechnique · Centre de Mathématiques Appliquées (CMAP) UMR CNRS 7641
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This work introduces a new coupled topology optimization approach for a structural assembly. Considering several parts connected by bolts, the shape and topology of potentially each part, as well as the position and number of bolts are simultaneously optimized. The main ingredients of our optimization approach are the level-set method for structura...
Purpose This paper is devoted to the theoretical and numerical study of a new topological sensitivity concerning the insertion of a small bolt connecting two parts in a mechanical structure. First, an idealized model of bolt is proposed which relies on a non-local interaction between the two ends of the bolt (head and threads) and possibly featurin...
Topology optimization is commonly used for mechanical parts. It usually involves a single part and connections to other parts are assumed to be fixed. This thesis proposes an other approach of topology optimization in which connections are design variables, as well as the structure. We focus on standard long bolt with prestressed state. This connec...
One of the issues for the automotive industry is weight reduction. For this purpose, topology optimization is used for mechanical parts and usually involves a single part. Its connections to other parts are assumed to be fixed. This paper deals with a coupled topology optimization of both the structure of a part and its connections (location and nu...