A multi-criteria topology optimization for systematic design of compliant mechanisms

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dc.contributor.author Luo, Zhen en_US
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Nong en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:34:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:34:02Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier 2011003818 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Luo Zhen and Zhang Nong 2012, 'A multi-criteria topology optimization for systematic design of compliant mechanisms', Tech Science Press, vol. 28, pp. 27-56. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1546-2218 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/18413
dc.description.abstract This paper attempts to present a new multi-criteria topological optimization methodology for the systematic design of compliant micro-mechanisms. Instead of employing only the strain energy (SE) or the functional specifications such as mechanical efficiency (ME), in this study an alternative formulation representing multiple design requirements is included in the optimization to describe the performance of compliant mechanisms. In most conventional designs, SE is used to only measure the design requirement from the point of view of structures, while ME is usually applied to describe the mechanical performance of mechanisms. However, the design of a compliant mechanism is required to comprehensively consider both the structural and mechanical performance quantities. Displacement, material usage and dynamic response are imposed as three external constraints to narrow the searching domain. In doing so, the multi-criteria optimization problem involving the SE and ME can reasonably embody the mechanical structural characteristics of compliant mechanisms. A sequential convex programming, the method of moving asymptotes (MMA), is applied to solve the topological optimization problem, which can not only ensure numerical accuracy but also both the monotonous and non-monotonous structural behaviors. SIMP model (solid isotropic material with penalization) is used to indicate the dependence of elastic modulus upon regularized element densities. Several typical numerical examples are used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed methodology, and the prototype of a resulting mechanism has also been manufactured to validate the design of the compliant mechanism. en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.publisher Tech Science Press en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.3970/cmc.2012.028.027 en_US
dc.title A multi-criteria topology optimization for systematic design of compliant mechanisms en_US
dc.parent Computers, Materials, & Continua en_US
dc.journal.volume 28 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Duluth, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 27 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 56 en_US
dc.cauo.name FEIT.School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 091500 en_US
dc.personcode 111984 en_US
dc.personcode 950854 en_US
dc.percentage 66 en_US
dc.classification.name Interdisciplinary Engineering en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Topology optimization; Compliant mechanisms; Multi-criteria en_US
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dc.staffid 950854 en_US


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