Material design of elastic structures using Voronoi cells
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New tools for the design of metamaterials with periodic microarchitectures are presented. Initially, a two-scale material design approach is adopted. At the structure scale, the material effective properties and their spatial distribution are obtained through a Free Material Optimization technique. At the microstructure scale, the material microarchitecture is designed by appealing to a Topology Optimization Problem (TOP). The TOP is based on the topological derivative and the level set function. The new proposed tools are used to facilitate the search of the optimal microarchitecture configuration. They consist of the following: (i) a procedure to choose an adequate shape of the unit cell domain where the TOP is formulated and shapes of Voronoi cells associated with Bravais lattices are adopted and (ii) a procedure to choose an initial material distribution within the Voronoi cell being utilized as the initial configuration for the iterative TOP.
This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: [Podestá JM, Méndez CG, Toro S, Huespe AE, Oliver J. Material design of elastic structures using Voronoi cells. Int J Numer Methods Eng. 2018;115:269–292. https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.5804], which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.5804. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving
CitationPodestá, J., Méndez, C. G., Toro, S., Huespe, A., Oliver, J. Material design of elastic structures using Voronoi cells. "International journal for numerical methods in engineering", Juliol 2018, vol. 115, núm. 3, p. 269-292.
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