Structural optimization

, Volume 5, Issue 1–2, pp 108–115 | Cite as

Topology optimization of structures composed of one or two materials

  • J. Thomsen
Technical Papers


Maximization of the integral stiffness of a structure composed of one or two isotropic materials of large stiffness is considered using the homogenization technique. Material is modelled by a second rank composite, and we use the concentrations and orientations of the composite as design variables. Numerical results are presented at the end of the paper.


Civil Engineer Design Variable Topology Optimization Isotropic Material Homogenization Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Thomsen
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  1. 1.Institute of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of AalborgAalborg EastDenmark

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