A finite element-based level set method is implemented for structural optimization. The streamline diffusion finite element method is used for solving both the level set equation and the reinitialization equation. The lumped scheme is addressed and the accuracy is compared with the conventional finite difference-based level set method. A Dirichlet boundary condition is enforced during the reinitialization to prevent the boundary from drifting. Numerical examples of minimum mean compliance design illustrate the reliability of the proposed optimization method.
|Number of pages||38|
|Journal||International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 14 May 2010|
- Finite element
- Level set method
- Streamline diffusion
- Structural optimization