Multifidelity design guided by topology optimization

Kentaro Yaji*, Shintaro Yamasaki, Kikuo Fujita


研究成果: Article査読

10 被引用数 (Scopus)


In this study, we present a framework based on the concept of multifidelity design optimization with the purpose of indirectly solving complex—computationally heavy and/or unstable—topology optimization problems. Our primary idea is to divide an original topology optimization problem into two types of subproblems for low-fidelity optimization and high-fidelity evaluation. To realize this idea, artificial design parameters, which we refer to as seeding parameters, are incorporated into the low-fidelity optimization problem for generating various patterns of topology-optimized candidates. The low-fidelity optimization problem is deliberately formulated as an easily solvable one by decreasing the nonlinearity of the original physical phenomena. Notably, selecting valid seeding parameters in the low-fidelity optimization problem is essential for employing the proposed framework. The aim of high-fidelity evaluation is to obtain a satisfactory solution using a high-fidelity analysis model, which considers the nonlinearity of the original physical phenomena, from the data set of the topology-optimized candidates, via the design of experiments. We apply the proposed framework to two case studies of isothermal and thermal turbulent flow problems, and discuss its efficacy as an alternative strategy for solving complex topology optimization problems.

ジャーナルStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
出版ステータスPublished - 2020 3月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ソフトウェア
  • 制御およびシステム工学
  • コンピュータ サイエンスの応用
  • コンピュータ グラフィックスおよびコンピュータ支援設計
  • 制御と最適化


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