• Minh Ngoc Nguyen Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology - VNU-HCM
  • Nha Thanh Nguyen
  • Minh Tuan Tran




The present work is devoted to the extension of the non-gradient approach, namely Proportional Topology Optimization (PTO), for compliance minimization of three-dimensional (3D) structures. Two schemes of material interpolation within the framework of the solid isotropic material with penalization (SIMP), i.e. the power function and the logistic function are analyzed. Through a comparative study, the efficiency of the logistic-type interpolation scheme is highlighted.  Since no sensitivity is involved in the approach, a density filter is applied instead of sensitivity filter to avoid checkerboard issue


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