DCAMM Seminar - Nonlinear Response Structural Optimization Using the Equibalent Static Loads Method

A DCAMM seminar will be presented by

Professor Gyung-Jin Park
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Hanyang University, Korea


Linear static response structural response has been developed quite well by using the finite element method for linear static analysis. However, development is extremely slow for structural optimization where a non linear static analysis technique is required. Optimization methods using equivalent static loads (ESLs) have been proposed to solve various structural optimization disciplines. The disciplines include linear dynamic response optimization, structural optimization for multi-body dynamic systems, structural optimization  for flexible multibody dynamic systems, nonlinear static response optimization and nonlinear dynamic response optimization. The ESL is defined as the static load that generates the same displacement field by an analysis which is not linear static. An analysis that is not linear static is carried out to evaluate the displacement field. ESLs are evaluated from the displacement field, linear static response optimization is performed by using the ESLs, and the design is updated. This process proceeds in a cyclic manner. The method is named as Equivalent Static Loads method for non linear static response Structural Optimization (ESLSO or ESLM).

Out of various methods of ESLM, nonlinear dynamic response optimization is introduced. Nonlinear dynamic response analysis is carried out by a commercial system such as LS/DYNA, the ESLs are generated and linear static optimization is performed by a commercial optimization system such as OptiStruct, Genesis and Nastran. The interface module for the software systems is developed. Size and shape optimizations as well as topology optimization are demonstrated by using examples. Especially, crashworthiness and metal forming optimizations using ESLSO are presented with various examples. Recent development such as the hydroforming problem and the optimal control problem is demonstrated. Currently, ESLM is working with LS/DYNA for nonlinear analysis. The interface with other systems
such as Abaqus, Ansys, etc. is discussed. The installation status of the method in the commercial software systems is shown and the future direction of the method is discussed

Danish pastry, coffee and tea will be served 15 minutes before the seminar starts.

All interested persons are invited.


Mon 23 Apr 18
13:00 - 14:00




Room Poul la Cour,
Building 118
DTU Risø Campus
Frederiksborgvej 399,
4000  Roskilde

26 MARCH 2019