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Reply to the discussion on “Topology optimization with design-dependent pressure loading”

(published online 14 October 2008, DOI 10.1007/s00158-008-0317-5, Discussion published online 28 February 2009, DOI 10.1007/s00158-009-0364-6)

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This article is a reply to the discussion on our paper “Topology Optimization of Energy Harvesting Devices Using Piezoelectric Material” by Prof. Silva. There are several comments raised in the discussion and they have all been addressed in this article. The authors believe this response clarify all unclear points in our paper and is useful to the technical community.

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Zheng, B., Gea, H.C. Reply to the discussion on “Topology optimization with design-dependent pressure loading”. Struct Multidisc Optim 39, 341–342 (2009).

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  • Topology optimization
  • Energy harvesting
  • Piezoelectric material