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ES 240 Problem 29, project description

Andrew and I decided to work on some design topics.

Given a reference domain, some boundary conditions and a limited amount of material, which can not fill the whole domain, we want to determine the material distribution inside the domain so that the structure generated will contain the minimum elastic energy. This is called minimum compliance problem, a topic in the field of topology optimization.

Our initial goal is to implement the numerical methods in this field to the interesting examples offered in our class, such as the wall cylinder and the plate under distributed pressure, and then analyse the computational results. If time permits, we will consider other optimization objects beside the elastic energy.

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