Fatigue constrained topology optimization
2014 (English)In: Structural and multidisciplinary optimization (Print), ISSN 1615-147X, E-ISSN 1615-1488, Vol. 50, no 2, 207-219 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We present a contribution to a relatively unexplored application of topology optimization: structural topology optimization with fatigue constraints. A probability based high-cycle fatigue analysis is combined with principal stress calculations in order to find the topology with minimal mass that can withstand prescribed loading conditions for a specific life time. This allows us to generate optimal conceptual designs of structural components where fatigue life is the dimensioning factor.
We describe the fatigue analysis and present ideas that makes it possible to separate the fatigue analysis from the topology optimization. The number of constraints is kept low as they are applied to stress clusters, which are created such that they give adequate representations of the local stresses. Optimized designs constrained by fatigue and static stresses are shown and a comparison is also made between stress constraints based on the von Mises criterion and the highest tensile principal stresses.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer-Verlag New York, 2014. Vol. 50, no 2, 207-219 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88093DOI: 10.1007/s00158-014-1054-6ISI: 000339944100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-88093DiVA: diva2:601667