Large deformations

Led by:  P. Junker
Year:  2021


With only minor modifications to the optimization, the model is also capable to optimize structures under finite (large) deformations including buckling phenomena. The optimized topology is rather different than for small deformations and with large deformations, the direction of the applied forces influence the final topology (changing the sign of the forces considering small deformations does not change the result). The regularization and therefore the minimum member size are applied from perspective of production, i.e. the undeformed state, and do not require any recalculation of the operator matrices. The calculation effort of the optimization compared to the mechanical analysis is negligible.