Authors: George I.N. Rozvany, Osvaldo M. Querin
Addresses: Department of Structural Mechanics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Muegyetem rkp., 3, Kmf 35, H-1521 Budapest, Hungary. School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2, 9JT, UK
Abstract: ESO-type topology optimization methods are re-examined and several improvements are suggested. Owing to objection to the term Evolutionary Sturctural Optimisation, the modified solution strategy will be termed SERA (Sequential Element Rejections and Admissions).
Keywords: Evolutionary Structural Optimization (ESO); compliance design, stress design; rejection criteria; admission criteria; Lagrange multipliers; optimality criteria; linear approximation; Sequential Element Rejections and Admission (SERA).
International Journal of Vehicle Design, 2002 Vol.28 No.4, pp.294-299
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