SC Seminar: Lisa Kusch

Lisa Kusch, SciComp

Topology Optimization of Structures using the One-Shot Approach – Challenges and First Steps


The one-shot approach is traditionally used in the context of shape optimization with an underlying expensive partial differential equation constraint. If the solution process for the partial differential equation can be interpreted as a fixed point iteration, it can be augmented with an adjoint solver. Then, in the one-shot approach state and adjoint feasibility are pursued simultaneously with optimality using a suitable preconditioner.
We transfer the ideas of one-shot optimization to the field of topology optimization. The structural analysis involving geometrical and material non-linearities is realized with a Newton-like solver, that can be augmented by an adjoint solver. Several new challenges for one-shot topology optimization like projection methods and filter methods are discussed. Results are presented for topology optimization of nonlinear elastic structures in a two-dimensional setting to minimize compliance.

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