Topology optimization of structures under constraints on first passage probability Chun, Junho; Song, Junho; Paulino, Glaucio H.
A new method is proposed to incorporate the first passage probability into stochastic topology optimization using sequential compounding method (Kang and Song 2010). Parameter sensitivities of the first passage probability in the probabilistic constraint are derived to facilitate the use of gradient-based optimizer for efficient topology optimization. The proposed method is applied to building structures subjected to stochastic ground motion to find optimal bracing systems which can resist future realization of stochastic excitations while achieving a desired level of reliability.
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