An innovative approach to topology optimization is presented that is based on the minimization of a proper norm of the input/output transfer matrix G. The singular value decomposition (SVD) of G is shown to be the key ingredient of the proposed optimization strategy that applies to static and dynamic topology optimization, with nearly no modifications. Alongside the theoretical derivations, the class is introduced to the coding of the proposed approach in the Matlab environment as far as the static regime is concerned, whereas hints are given for the extension to dynamic response. The optimization of exoskeletal systems that minimize the response of 3D framed structures to horizontal environmental actions is one of the results of practical interest that are achieved.
May 10, 2023 - 2:00pm-6:00pm, May 11, 2023 - 9:00am-1:00pm
The course will take place in blended mode: in presence at the Sala Riunioni - DISG (Structures), room 329, Faculty of Engineering, via Eudossiana 18, Rome and online via Zoom.