On CAD-Integrated Structural Topology and Design Optimization

  • N. Olhoff
  • J. Rasmussen
  • M. P. Bendsøe
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 332)


Concepts underlying an interactive CAD-based engineering design optimization system are developed, and methods of optimizing the topology, shape, and sizing of mechanical components are presented. These methods are integrated in the system, and the method for determining the optimal topology is used as a preprocessor for subsequent shape or sizing optimization. Some illustrative examples of application of the engineering design systems are presented.


Design Variable Topology Optimization Structural Optimization Shape Optimization Master Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Olhoff
    • 1
  • J. Rasmussen
    • 1
  • M. P. Bendsøe
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of AalborgAalborgDenmark
  2. 2.The Technical University of DenmarkLyngbyDenmark

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