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Applications of topology optimization techniques in seismic design of structure

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posted on 2012-12-01, 00:00 authored by Kazem GhabraieKazem Ghabraie
During the last two decades, topology optimization techniques have been successfully applied to a wide range of problems including seismic design of structures. This chapter aims to provide an introduction to the topology optimization methods and a review of the applications of these methods in earthquake engineering. Two well-established topology optimization techniques are introduced. Several problems including eigenfrequency control of structures, compliance minimization under periodic loading, and maximizing energy absorption of passive dampers will be addressed. Numerical instabilities and approaches to overcome them will be discussed. The application of the presented approaches and methods will be illustrated using numerical examples. It will be shown that in seismic design of structures, topology optimization methods can be useful in providing conceptual design for structural systems as well as detailed design of structural members. © 2012, IGI Global.

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Chapter number

10

Pagination

232-268

Open access

  • Yes

ISBN-13

9781466616400

ISBN-10

1466616407

Language

eng

Publication classification

B Book chapter, B1.1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2012, IGI Global

Editor/Contributor(s)

Plevris V, Mitropoulou CC, Lagaros ND

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

Title of book

Structural seismic design optimization and earthquake engineering: formulations and applications

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