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Topology optimization of geometrically nonlinear structures using an evolutionary optimization method (2018)
Journal Article
Abdi, M., Ashcroft, I., & Wildman, R. (in press). Topology optimization of geometrically nonlinear structures using an evolutionary optimization method. Engineering Optimization, doi:10.1080/0305215X.2017.1418864. ISSN 0305-215X

Iso-XFEM method is an evolutionary optimization method developed in our previous studies to enable the generation of high resolution topology optimised designs suitable for additive manufacture. Conventional approaches for topology optimization requi... Read More

Design optimization for an additively manufactured automotive component (2018)
Journal Article
Abdi, M., Ashcroft, I., & Wildman, R. D. (2018). Design optimization for an additively manufactured automotive component. International Journal of Powertrains, 7(1-3), doi:10.1504/IJPT.2018.090371. ISSN 1742-4267

The aim of this paper is to investigate the design optimization and additive manufacture of automotive components. A Titanium brake pedal processed through Selective Laser Melting (SLM) is considered as a test case. Different design optimisation tech... Read More

Strategies for functionally graded lattice structures derived using topology optimisation for additive manufacturing (2017)
Journal Article
Panesar, A., Abdi, M., Hickman, D., & Ashcroft, I. (2018). Strategies for functionally graded lattice structures derived using topology optimisation for additive manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing, 19, doi:10.1016/j.addma.2017.11.008. ISSN 2214-7810

A number of strategies that enable lattice structures to be derived from Topology Optimisation (TO) results suitable for Additive Manufacturing (AM) are presented. The proposed strategies are evaluated for mechanical performance and assessed for AM s... Read More

Evolutionary topology optimization using the extended finite element method and isolines (2013)
Journal Article
Abdi, M., Wildman, R., & Ashcroft, I. (2014). Evolutionary topology optimization using the extended finite element method and isolines. Engineering Optimization, 46(5), doi:10.1080/0305215X.2013.791815. ISSN 0305-215X

This study presents a new algorithm for structural topological optimization of two-dimensional continuum structures by combining the extended finite element method (X-FEM) with an evolutionary optimization algorithm. Taking advantage of an isoline de... Read More