Lagrangian-Eulerian Multi-Density Topology Optimization with the Material Point Method

2 Mar 2020  ·  Yue Li, Xuan Li, Minchen Li, Yixin Zhu, Bo Zhu, Chenfanfu Jiang ·

In this paper, a hybrid Lagrangian-Eulerian topology optimization (LETO) method is proposed to solve the elastic force equilibrium with the Material Point Method (MPM). LETO transfers density information from freely movable Lagrangian carrier particles to a fixed set of Eulerian quadrature points. This transfer is based on a smooth radial kernel involved in the compliance objective to avoid the artificial checkerboard pattern. The quadrature points act as MPM particles embedded in a lower-resolution grid and enable a sub-cell multi-density resolution of intricate structures with a reduced computational cost. A quadrature-level connectivity graph-based method is adopted to avoid the artificial checkerboard issues commonly existing in multi-resolution topology optimization methods. Numerical experiments are provided to demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed approach.

PDF Abstract


Computational Physics Computational Engineering, Finance, and Science Graphics