WIT Press


Sizing Optimization For Industrial Applications And Best Practice Design Process

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/HPSM160041

Volume

166

Pages

9

Page Range

41 - 49

Published

2017

Size

2,266 kb

Author(s)

N. Gerzen, P. M. Clausen, C. B. W. Pedersen

Abstract

Structural optimization is able to accelerate the design process and to save resources for various structural engineering disciplines. Sizing optimization is one of the most common types of structural optimization applied in industry. This is mainly due to the fact that sizing optimization problems are defined, solved and post processed with relatively small effort and only few manufacturing constraints are required for obtaining industrial feasible solutions. Academically, many sizing algorithms are well developed and discussed in the literature. However, these sizing algorithms do often not address industrial requirements and best practice design process for sizing optimization. The present work addresses some practical aspects of industrial sizing optimization using a number of selected industrial applications.

Keywords

industrial applications, sizing optimization, structural optimization software