Model Order Reduction of Coupled, Parameterized Elastic Bodies for Shape Optimization

  • Benjamin Fröhlich
  • Florian Geiger
  • Jan Gade
  • Manfred Bischoff
  • Peter EberhardEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the IUTAM Bookseries book series (IUTAMBOOK, volume 36)


In this contribution, coupled, parameterized second order systems are considered where the coupled, parameterized system is derived from the assembly of several parameterized component models. Two approaches for the Parametric Model Order Reduction of such coupled systems are presented and compared in a reduced order shape optimization example. In the first approach, the coupled, parameterized system is derived by coupling the parameterized, full order component models. Then, Parametric Model Order Reduction is executed for the coupled system. In the second approach, the parameterized, component models are first reduced independently of their actual mounting situation. Afterwards, the parameterized, reduced order component models are coupled to derive the parameterized, reduced order system model. It is shown that the first approach yields smaller parameterized, reduced order system models. However, the second approach allows to reuse and to recombine the parameterized, reduced order component models arbitrarily. It therefore introduces more flexibility in the modeling process, enabling for example a toolbox based optimization with parameterized, reduced order models.


Parametric model order reduction Coupled systems Shape optimization Moment matching 



The authors gratefully thank the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the support of this research work within the collaborative research centre SFB/CRC 1244, “Adaptive Skins and Structures for the Built Environment of Tomorrow” with the projects B01 and A04.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin Fröhlich
    • 1
  • Florian Geiger
    • 2
  • Jan Gade
    • 2
  • Manfred Bischoff
    • 2
  • Peter Eberhard
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering and Computational MechanicsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Structural MechanicsUniversity of StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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