Topology Optimization of an MBB Beam

Application ID: 7428

A demonstration of topology optimization using the Structural Mechanics Module and the Optimization Module. The classical MBB beam is solved in 2D using a Helmholtz filter and Solid Isotropic Material Penalization (SIMP) technique to recast the original combinatorial optimization problem into a continuous optimization problem.

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