Free material optimization: recent progress
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We present a compact overview of the recent development in free material optimization (FMO), a branch of structural optimization. The goal of FMO is to design the ultimately best material (its mechanical properties and distribution in space) for a given purpose. We show that the current FMO models naturally lead to linear and non-linear semidefinite programming problems (SDP); their numerical tractability is then guaranteed by recently introduced SDP algorithms.
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2008|
- topology optimization, optimization of elastic structures, method of augmented Lagrangians, semidefinite programming, material optimization