# Integrated layout and topology optimization design of multi-component systems under harmonic base acceleration excitations

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## Abstract

The integrated optimization of component layout and structural topology is studied in this paper to improve the dynamic performance of the multi-component structure systems under harmonic base acceleration excitations. Considering linear systems, including multi-point constraints interconnecting the components and structures as an integrity, the dynamic responses and the corresponding design sensitivities are analytically derived based on the mode acceleration method. To obtain precise dynamic response, structural real damping characteristics are measured using vibration experiments, which are relevant to the structural dynamic response, especially when the excitation frequencies fall into the resonant frequency band. Further verifications are done by the comparison of Rayleigh damping, constant damping ratio, and hysteretic damping model with experimental results of structures achieved by resin-based additive manufacturing. In this way, structural real damping characteristics are taken into account in the integrated optimization. Numerical examples and vibration testing results are presented to show the validity of the optimization procedure and its potential application in engineering.

## Keywords

Topology optimization Component layout optimization Base acceleration excitation Vibration experiment Damping model## Notes

### Acknowledgments

This work is supported by the National Key Research and Development Program (2017YFB1102800), the NSFC for the Excellent Young Scholars (11722219), and Key Project of the NSFC (51790171, 5171101743, 51735005).

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