Topology optimization of a swing arm type actuator using the response surface method

Jeonghoon Yoo, Choong Yong Lee

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In the frame of topology optimization, the multi-objective ability has to be considered since structural design is usually required to satisfy more than one requirement. A modified topology optimization method based on the response surface method (RSM) is proposed to generate a structure of a small form factor (SFF) swing arm type actuator satisfying maximum compliance and maximum stiffness at the same time using the multi-objective optimization approach. The multi-objective function is defined to maximize the compliance in the direction of focusing as well as the eigen-frequency of the structure. The design of experiments (DOE) is performed to select sensitive variables. Based on DOE results, the response surface functions are formulated to construct the multi-objective function. The weight factors between conflicting objective functions are determined by the Pareto optimum method. By applying the optimal combination of design variables to the design domain, the optimized topology can be obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-31
Number of pages11
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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