Evolutionary Structural Optimisation

Slab topology Optimisation

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

P. Felicetti

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.