Atypical design optimisation of structures: case studies

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Abstract

This paper presents three case studies on structural optimisation. In the first case study a nonconventional approach is adopted to deliver an integrated design of trusses. This integrated design method, compared to traditional integrated design methods, while is significantly less demanding in terms of computational power, produces reasonable solutions, superior to sequential designs. This is realised by defining a new parameter connecting design qualities in one domain to design variables in another. The second case study, defined on topology (aerodynamic) optimisation of wind turbine blades, describes a nonconventional crossover method, allowing incorporating more domain specific knowledge in the search. The third case study explains a software tool developed for optimisation of cellular structures, taking the advantage of high fidelity finite element analysis in ANSYS, integrated in a genetic algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials
EditorsW. P. De Wilde, S. Hernández, C. A. Brebbia
PublisherWIT Press
Pages419-430
Number of pages12
Volume137
ISBN (Electronic)9781845647759
ISBN (Print)9781845647742
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventThe 7th International Conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials 2014 - Ostend, Belgium
Duration: 9 Jun 201411 Jun 2014
http://www.wessex.ac.uk/conferences/2014/hpsmopti-2014

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on The Built Environment
PublisherWIT Press

Conference

ConferenceThe 7th International Conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials 2014
Abbreviated titleHPSM/OPTI 2014
CountryBelgium
CityOstend
Period9/06/1411/06/14
Internet address

Keywords

  • integrated domain design
  • load conversion expediency
  • geometric crossover
  • soft coding
  • structural optimisation

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