Grid-Based Topology Optimization of Rigid Body Mechanisms

  • Peter Eberhard
  • Kai Sedlaczek
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 511)


While simulation-based analysis and parameter optimization is state-of-the-art for multibody systems, the process of topology synthesis still relies on the designer’s intuition, experience and ingenuity. The idea of optimization based topology design is to apply optimization techniques already in the early stage of topology synthesis in order to find new design candidates and to eliminate inferior mechanism topologies from the subsequent design process.


Topology Optimization Continuation Method Multidisciplinary Optimization Friction Element Quadratic Penalization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Eberhard
    • 1
  • Kai Sedlaczek
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Engineering and Computational MechanicsUniversity of StuttgartGermany

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