A critical review of established methods of structural topology optimization.

*(English)*Zbl 1274.74004Summary: The aim of this article is to evaluate and compare established numerical methods of structural topology optimization that have reached the stage of application in industrial software. It is hoped that our text will spark off a fruitful and constructive debate on this important topic.

##### MSC:

74-02 | Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids |

74P10 | Optimization of other properties in solid mechanics |

74P15 | Topological methods for optimization problems in solid mechanics |

##### Keywords:

topology optimization; SIMP method; stress constraints; compliance constraints; checkerboard control; perforated plates; trusses; Michell structures; SERA method; ESO method
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\textit{G. I. N. Rozvany}, Struct. Multidiscip. Optim. 37, No. 3, 217--237 (2009; Zbl 1274.74004)

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