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dc.contributor.authorShah, Vishrut
dc.contributor.authorPamwar, Manish
dc.contributor.authorSangha, Balbir
dc.contributor.authorKim, Il Yong
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-16T21:03:39Z
dc.date.available2020-10-16T21:03:39Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-20
dc.identifier.citationShah, V., Pamwar, M., Sangha, B., & Kim, I. Y. (2020). Material interface control in multi‐material topology optimization using pseudo‐cost domain method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. doi:10.1002/nme.6545en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/28211
dc.description.abstractThe recent drive for producing lightweight and high performance designs on reduced timelines has promoted the need for computational design generation tools such as Multi-Material Topology Optimization (MMTO). However, MMTO has drawn some industry skepticism as it assumes different material elements to be perfectly fused together. To address this concern, in this article, a novel pseudo-cost domain (PCD) method is proposed which mathematically determines individual material interfaces in MMTO solutions. The proposed methodology employs a user defined joint cost model to weigh the distinct material interfaces relative to each other. An innovative approach to tailor the MMTO design considering the relative cost of each material interface is presented. The proposed methodology can consider any number of materials and their respective interfaces, and it is defined in such a way that increasing the number of materials has minimal effect on computational time. The methodology is formulated in a smooth and differentiable manner and the sensitivity expressions required by gradient-based optimization solvers are presented. A series of example problems are provided to demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed methodology.en
dc.publisherWileyen
dc.rightsThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Shah, V., Pamwar, M., Sangha, B., & Kim, I. Y. (2020). Material interface control in multi‐material topology optimization using pseudo‐cost domain method. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. doi:10.1002/nme.6545, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nme.6545. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.en
dc.subjectdissimilar materialsen
dc.subjectjoint costen
dc.subjectmanufacturabilityen
dc.subjectmaterial interfaceen
dc.subjectmulti-material topology optimizationen
dc.subjectpseudo-cost domainen
dc.titleMaterial interface control in multi-material topology optimization using pseudo-cost domain methoden
dc.typejournal articleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1002/nme.6545
project.funder.identifier10.13039/501100000038
project.funder.identifier10.13039/100011322
project.funder.nameGeneral Motors of Canadaen
project.funder.nameNatural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canadaen


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