Int. J. Simul. Multidisci. Des. Optim.
Volume 9, 2018
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||20 July 2018|
Topology optimization of the multi-fasteners jointed structure considering fatigue constraints
Engineering Simulation and Aerospace Computing, Northwestern Polytechnical University,
Shaanxi, PR China
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Accepted: 27 March 2018
This paper is to present an important issue of fatigue failure in the design of multi-fasteners jointed structure. To avoid failure in the connection area, Sines criterion is utilized. Fatigue constraints are handled in the context of stress based topology optimization. To eliminate the high stresses caused by the finite element modeling, the control volume is defined to evaluate the stress states around the fasteners. The standard topology optimization is extended to minimize the structural compliance with fatigue failure constraints. To address singularity problems related to stress constraints, q-p relaxation is used. P-norm is used as the constraints aggregation scheme. Basing on the above, the design sensitivity of fatigue constraints is derived and calculated. The proposed method is verified by a numerical example of an assembled I-beam. The comparisons of the numerical results have shown the effect of the fatigue constraint.
Key words: Topology optimization / Multi-fastener Joint / Fatigue constraint
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