1309 Recent progress in topology optimization and its applications

  • Junji Kato, Nagoya University
  • Mathias Wallin, Lund University
  • Niels Aage, Technical University of Denmark
  • Oded Amir, Israel Institute of Technology
  • Bin Niu, Dalian University of Technology
  • Liang Xia, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
  • Mingdong Zhou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Peter Dunning, University of Aberdeen

Over a wide range of engineering applications, the design process has been evolving rapidly: from an empirical process that relies primarily on experience and human judgement, to a computer-centered process that is based on numerical simulation and data-driven procedures. Structural and multidisciplinary optimization, in particular topology optimization, plays a central role in such simulation-based design processes, for example by exposing new design concepts, synthesizing the performance of engineering parts and reducing material consumption. Together with the progress of advanced manufacturing processes such as additive manufacturing, topology optimization enables the design and realization of highly efficient engineering products. While these approaches are well integrated into the automotive and aerospace industries, they are gaining popularity in many other engineering application fields. This triggers broad interests in formulating and developing effective computational approaches for topological design optimization. In this spirit, the proposed mini-symposium is devoted to the latest methodological developments and practical applications of topology optimization, across all engineering fields. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Design optimization for manufacturing
• Design for large-scale and multi-scale structures
• Design optimization in fluid mechanics, thermo-mechanics and fluid-structure interaction (FSI)
• Functional and intelligent structures
• Multi-physics and nonlinear problems
• Fail safe structures and robust design

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