The aim of the paper is to propose a new approach for the optimization of grid shell structures based on a mixed sizing/topologic process, which specifically accounts for the global buckling behavior. The approach consists of merging a sequence of sizing and topological optimization processes where local and global buckling phenomena are opportunely introduced. Indeed, in addition to the removal of some members and the increase/decrease of the cross section size of the remaining ones, the proposed approach accounts for the possibility to convert some of the elements composing the grid shell structure, generally trusses, into beam elements with the aim of having an optimized solution also with respect to the global buckling behavior. The selection of the truss members to convert into beams is made by considering two different strategies presented in detail in the paper. Numerical analyses referring to some case studies derived from the current literature are developed by considering the proposed approach and a traditional sizing/topologic mono objective approach. The results obtained from the numerical analyses clearly underline the reliability of the proposed approach and its efficiency in comparison to traditional approaches of structural optimization.

Role of global buckling in the optimization process of grid shells: Design strategies

Grande, Ernesto
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Imbimbo, Maura;Tomei, Valentina
2018-01-01

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The aim of the paper is to propose a new approach for the optimization of grid shell structures based on a mixed sizing/topologic process, which specifically accounts for the global buckling behavior. The approach consists of merging a sequence of sizing and topological optimization processes where local and global buckling phenomena are opportunely introduced. Indeed, in addition to the removal of some members and the increase/decrease of the cross section size of the remaining ones, the proposed approach accounts for the possibility to convert some of the elements composing the grid shell structure, generally trusses, into beam elements with the aim of having an optimized solution also with respect to the global buckling behavior. The selection of the truss members to convert into beams is made by considering two different strategies presented in detail in the paper. Numerical analyses referring to some case studies derived from the current literature are developed by considering the proposed approach and a traditional sizing/topologic mono objective approach. The results obtained from the numerical analyses clearly underline the reliability of the proposed approach and its efficiency in comparison to traditional approaches of structural optimization.
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