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2012/03/06

16:00-17:00   Room #370 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Dietmar Hoemberg (Weierstrass Institute, Berlin)
On the phase field approach to shape and topology optimization (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
Owing to different densities of the respective phases, solid-solid phase transitions often are accompanied by (often undesired) changes in workpiece size and shape. In my talk I will address the reverse question of finding an optimal phase mixture in order to accomplish a desired workpiece shape.
From mathematical point of view this corresponds to an optimal shape design problem subject to a static mechanical equilibrium problem with phase dependent stiffness tensor, in which the two phases exhibit different densities leading to different internal stresses. Our goal is to tackle this problem using a phasefield relaxation.
To this end we first briefly recall previous works regarding phasefield approaches to topology optimization (e.g. by Bourdin ¥& Chambolle, Burger ¥& Stainko and Blank, Garcke et al.).
We add a Ginzburg-Landau term to our cost functional, derive an adjoint equation for the displacement and choose a gradient flow dynamics with an articial time variable for our phasefield variable. We discuss well-posedness results for the resulting system and conclude with some numerical results.