Recent advances in evolutionary topology optimization techniques for continuum structures
Y.M. Xie, J.W. Tang
Innovative Structures Group, School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Felicetti Pty Ltd Consulting Engineers, Melbourne, Australia
Innovative structural designs can be achieved through topology optimization techniques that are capable of maximizing the performance of a structural system. The bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization (BESO) method has been well developed for this purpose. This paper describes the latest developments of BESO for various optimization problems, including tension-only or compression-only structures, energy absorption, dynamics and multiple constraints. For further examples refer to the Innovative Structures Group (http://ISG.rmit.edu.au) at RMIT University.