Structural Topology Optimization Using Hybrid Cellular Automata

Structural Topology Optimization Using Hybrid Cellular Automata

By: Andres Tovar (editor), John E. Renaud (editor)Hardback

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Introduces and examines the Hybrid Cellular Automata (HCA) Methodology, a highly original & promising approach to topology optimization that allows engineers to design components to meet performance specifications with reduced materials and manufacturing costs. Structural Topology Optimization Using Hybrid Cellular Automata Methodology introduces and examines the Hybrid Cellular Automata (HCA) Methodology, a new computational approach to topology optimization. The HCA methodology combines finite-element based structural optimization with a cellular automaton framework, and allows engineers to design components to withstand extreme loading conditions, including crash and blast, that meet performance specifications at a reduced cost in terms of both material used and the required manufacturing process. The authors explore the relevance of the HCA method as a tool for the design of optimal structures, describing the background, development and applications of the technology and how it solves various problems. Through enabling the reader to understand how optimization has led varying species to be able to adapt themselves to their ever-changing environments and explaining the application of a technique that will give them a competitive advantage in industry, this book supplies the reader with a tool to become an efficient and effective designer. * Describes a highly original & promising methodology that allows engineers to design components to withstand extreme loading conditions, including crash and blast, that meet performance specifications at a reduced cost in terms of both material used and the required manufacturing process. * Explores the relevance of the HCA method as a tool for the design of optimal structures, describing the background, development and applications of the technology and how it solves various problems * Summarises other topology optimization techniques and shows how the HCA methods improves on these and can be applied to quite complex engineering problems which are very difficult to solve using conventional topology optimization methods. * Includes problems and solutions at the end of each chapter, and an accompanying website that hosts a computer programme for HCA.

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  • publication date: 06/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781119991250
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781119991250
  • ISBN10: 1119991250

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