In this tutorial, you will learn how to modify the original 3d topology optimization program(top3d) to solve multiple load cases problem.In order to solve a multiple load cases problem, as shown below, a few changes need to be made.

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First, the loading conditions (line 12) are changed correspondingly:

[matlab firstline="12"]

il = [nelx nelx]; jl = [0 nely]; kl = [nelz/2 nelz/2];

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Also the force vector (line 22) and displacement vector (line 23) become more than one column:

[matlab firstline="22"]

F = sparse(loaddof,[1 2],[-1 1],ndof,2);

U = zeros(ndof,2);

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[expand title="Step.2: Define Objective Functions" expanded="true" tag="h5"]

The objective function is now the sum of different load cases

Then lines 74-76 are substituted with lines

[matlab firstline="74"]

c = 0.;

dc = zeros(nely,nelx,nelz);

for i = 1:size(F,2)

Ue = U(:,i);

ce = reshape(sum((Ue(edofMat)*KE).*Ue(edofMat),2),[nely,nelx,nelz]);
c = c + sum(sum(sum((Emin+xPhys.^penal*(E0-Emin)).

*ce)));*

dc = dc - penal(E0-Emin)*xPhys.^(penal-1).*ce;

dc = dc - penal

end

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[expand title="Step.3: Run program" expanded="true" tag="h5"]

This example is promoted by the line

[matlab light="true"]

top3d(60,60,4,0.4,3.0,1.5)

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You will have similar result like this