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Design of Structures and Compliant Mechanisms by Evolutionary Optimization of Morphological Representations of Topology

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K. Tai, T. H. Chee

School of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798, Singapore

J. Mech. Des 122(4), 560-566 (Sep 01, 1998) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1319158 History: Received September 01, 1998
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Design space with input/output regions shaded
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Definition of structural geometry by morphological scheme
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Thickness of ‘Flesh’ added to skeleton elements
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Design space with input/output regions (compliant mechanism)
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FE discretization of design space (compliant mechanism)
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Evolution of designs (compliant mechanism)
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Deformed shape of optimum compliant mechanism (gen.621)
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Design space with input/output regions (cantilever beam)
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FE discretization of design space (cantilever beam)
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Evolution of designs (cantilever beam)
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Deformed shape of optimum cantilever beam (gen.934, displacement magnified 4×)

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