Optimization of a frame structure subjected to a plastic deformation
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An optimization method for a frame structure subjected to a plastic deformation is proposed in this paper. The method is based on the generalized layout optimization method proposed by Bendsøe and Kikuchi in 1988, where the solid-cavity composite material is distributed in the admissible domain and the cavity size is determined so that it becomes large in the area where the strain energy is small. Elasto-plastic analysis based on the homogenization method is carried out to obtain the nonlinear average stress-strain relations of a porous material first. Then the optimization algorithm of a frame structure is derived by taking plastification into account. Finally in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of the present algorithm, several numerical examples are illustrated.
KeywordsPlastic Deformation Composite Material Civil Engineer Optimization Algorithm Porous Material
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