Multiphysics topology optimization
Title: Multiphysics topology optimization
SNIC Project: SNIC 2021/5-150
Project Type: SNIC Medium Compute
Principal Investigator: Carl-Johan Thore <>
Affiliation: Linköpings universitet
Duration: 2021-04-01 – 2022-04-01
Classification: 20301 10105 20306


This project concerns topology optimization, a method for automatic design of mechanical structures based on non-linear optimization and finite element analysis. Topology optimization is very computationally demanding since of the order of 100s-1000s of finite element analyses are required to obtain good results, thus necessitating the use of high-performance computers. The work in the project is intended as part of the VR-project "Mathematical games for worst-case oriented robust topology optimization", and the CENIIT project "Computational design for optimality and robustness in multi-physics and multi-criteria problems".