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Acceleration of a multi-objective topology optimisation in 2D electro-magnetic field based on the level-set method and the boundary element method by the - H matrix method



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V5-N5-686-695

Volume

Volume 5 (2017), Issue 5

Pages

9

Page Range

686 - 695

Author(s)

K. NAKAMOTO, H. ISAKARI, T. TAKAHASHI & T. MATSUMOTO

Abstract

In this study, we develop an efficient topology optimisation method with the H - matrix method and the boundary element method (BEM). In sensitivity analyses of topology optimisation, we need to solve a set of two algebraic equations whose coefficient matrices are common, particularly in many cases. For such cases, by using a direct solver such as LU decomposition to factorise the coefficient matrix, we can reduce the computational time for the sensitivity analysis. A coefficient matrix derived by the BEM is, however, fully populated, which causes high numerical costs for the LU decomposition. In this research, the LU decomposition is accelerated by using the H -matrix method for the sensitivity analyses of topology optimisation problems. We demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method by a numerical example of a multi-objective optimisation problem for 2D electromagnetic field. 

Keywords

boundary element method, H-matrix method, level-set method, topological sensitivity, topology optimisation.