An isogeometric approach of two dimensional acoustic design sensitivity analysis and topology optimization analysis for absorbing material distribution. (English) Zbl 1440.74286

Summary: A study of structural shape optimization and absorbing material distribution optimization of noise barrier structures based on the recently proposed isogeometric analysis method with exact geometric definitions is presented. The acoustic scattering is approximated using the basis functions that represent the geometry. A fast multipole method is applied to accelerate the solution of the boundary element method (BEM). The Burton-Miller formulation is used to overcome the fictitious frequency problem when a single Helmholtz boundary integral equation is used for the exterior boundary-value problem. The strongly singular integrals in the Burton-Miller formulation using the isogeometric BEM are evaluated explicitly and directly, particularly for the sensitivity formulation with a hyper-singular integral. The optimality criteria method is used for two types of optimization analyses, shape optimization and material distribution topology optimization. For the shape optimization, the design variables can be set to the locations of the control points because the control points determine the shape of structure. For the second optimization, a new material interpolation scheme for acoustic problems based on the solid isotropic material with penalization (SIMP) method is given, where the interpolation variable is not the real structural density used in a conventional SIMP, but a fictitious material density that determines the normalized surface admittance. Several examples are presented to demonstrate the validity and efficiency of the proposed algorithm.


74P15 Topological methods for optimization problems in solid mechanics
65N38 Boundary element methods for boundary value problems involving PDEs
74S15 Boundary element methods applied to problems in solid mechanics
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