Contributions to topology optimization in flexible multibody dynamics
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Technische Universität Hamburg
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This work contributes to the development of the topology optimization of flexible multibody systems. The conventional coupling strategies of the topology optimization and the flexible multibody systems exhibit two limitations regarding its applicability in real-life and industrial application: the high computational cost that limits the optimization size, and the restricted capability of considering nonlinear effects such as contact in flexible structures. These limitations are both addressed in this work, and steps toward the modelling of nonlinearities and the large-scale topology optimization of flexible multibody systems are introduced.
Flexible multibody system