Smooth boundary topology optimisation applied to an electrostatic actuator

Kim, D.H., Lowther, D.A. and Sykulski, J.K. (2008) Smooth boundary topology optimisation applied to an electrostatic actuator. IET Science, Measurement and Technology, 2, (6), 427-433.


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Smooth boundary topology optimisation in conjunction with the continuum design sensitivity analysis avoids many of the problems encountered by conventional cell-based systems coupled with material homogenisation or the density method. Shape optimisation becomes part of topology optimisation. The effectiveness of the proposed method is demonstrated through the design of an electrostatic MEMS actuator to generate maximum torque for a predefined maximum size (area).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: doi: 10.1049/iet-smt:20080073
ISSNs: 1751-8822
Divisions : Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > EEE
ePrint ID: 266846
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
30 October 2008Published
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2008 13:52
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 14:13
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