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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An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00158-009-0415-z
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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). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-009-0379-z
- Topology optimization
- Energy harvesting
- Piezoelectric material