Topology Optimization of Diffusive Transport Problems

  • Kurt Maute
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 549)


This lecture covers topology optimization methods for solving diffusive transport problems, in particular heat conduction in solids. The importance of understanding the underlying physical phenomena to properly define the optimization problem is emphasized. Numerical issues arising from large gradients in the diffusion coefficients along with remedies for mitigating theses problems will be discussed.


Topology Optimization Design Domain Topology Optimization Problem Convection Model Multidisciplinary Optimization 
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© CISM, Udine 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurt Maute
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  1. 1.Department of Aerospace Engineering SciencesUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA

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