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Research on structure topology optimization design empowered by deep learning method
CHEN Xiaoqian, ZHANG Zeyu, LI Yu, YAO Wen, ZHOU Weien
, Available online  , doi: 10.6052/1000-0992-23-052
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This article comprehensively discusses the relevant research progress in the field of structural topology optimization and the cross-integration development of deep learning technology in recent years. Focusing on the core methods and key modules of structural topology optimization design, two major types of empowerment methods are systematically sorted out from the perspective of deep learning empowerment. The study points out that the global surrogate model construction method for structural optimization design based on deep learning technology, as a direct mapping structural design method, has been widely studied because of its simple and typical design ideas. However, the global surrogate model has limitations in computation and generalization. The limitations and deficiencies in performance are also particularly obvious. The structural optimization design method with local sub-link acceleration and replacement integrated with deep learning technology is a more flexible and diverse form of local empowerment, with good universality and unique advantages. The article looks forward to the future development of intelligently empowered structural optimization. Further research work would focus on the organic combination of deep learning and structural design, as well as the co-driven design paradigm of data and knowledge.
Research progress of process and structures optimization for 3D printed continuous fiber-reinforced polymers
YE Hongling, DONG Yongjia, MAO Pengqi, XIAO Yang, XIE Jialin
, Available online  , doi: 10.6052/1000-0992-23-048
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Continuous fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP) has been broadly applied in the aerospace engineering due to its excellent specific strength, specific stiffness, designability and lightweight feature. The development of 3D printing has changed the manufacturing process of CFRP structures, which makes the free form of complex structures possible and provides more design space for advanced structural materials. In order to give full play to the performance advantages of CFRP and the flexibility of 3D printing process, and achieve innovative structural design and performance improvement, researchers explored the solutions of design and manufacturing integration for 3D printing CFRP from the aspects of material performance and structural design, respectively. In this paper, the development of properties analysis, process improvement and structure optimization of CFRP is reviewed systematically. Various multi-scale optimization methods of CFRP are summarized and illustrated, the development trend of real-time, functional and intelligent structural design method of advanced materials in the future is discussed and prospected.
Research progress of fatigue crack propagation method based on finite element technology
SU Yukun, MA Tao, ZHAO Xiaoxin, ZHANG Guangliang, ZHU Jialei, ZHANG Peng
, Available online  , doi: 10.6052/1000-0992-23-049
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Fatigue cracks are one of the important factors causing fracture and failure of engineering structures. At present, the commercial software for fatigue crack propagation finite element simulation includes ANSYS, ABAQUS, FRANC3D, ZENCRACK, etc., which provide strong support for the study of fatigue crack propagation process. The current finite element simulation methods for fatigue crack propagation are reviewed in this paper. The definition of fatigue crack and the necessity of studying fatigue crack propagation behavior are clarified. Three finite element methods for simulating fatigue crack propagation are introduced: Extended Finite Element Method(XFEM), Cohesive Zone Model (CZM) and Virtual Crack Closure Technique (VCCT). The basic theories and core ideas of the three methods were summarized, and the application as well as development of the three methods were classified and summarized. Finally, the three finite element methods are analyzed, the advantages and limitations of each method are pointed out, and suggestions are given for the future improvement of the finite element simulation technology for fatigue crack propagation.
Review on dynamics and control of space structure in the process of on-orbit assembly
WU Zhigang, JIANG Jianping, WU Shunan, LI Qingjun, WANG Xing, TAN Shujun, DENG Zichen
, Available online  , doi: 10.6052/1000-0992-23-041
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On-orbit assembly is a crucial means to construct large and ultra-large space structures such as space stations, large satellite antennas, large-aperture space telescopes, and space solar power stations. However, complicated dynamics and control problems, such as the configuration increasement, parameter variations, orbit-attitude-structure coupled effects, and contact problems, will be encountered during the process of on-orbit assembly and bring challenges to accomplishing the assembly task accurately, efficiently, and safely. The development status of dynamic modelling methods of large space structures, special dynamic phenomena of ultra-large space structures, and dynamic modelling studies of space structures during on-orbit assembly process were reviewed. Then, the control methods of the on-orbit operation stage, the assembly sequence planning methods, and the control methods for the on-orbit assembly process were introduced. In addition, the key techniques of gravity unloading, scale model design and testing, nonlinearity and uncertainty quantification techniques with ground tests in the assembly process were summarized. Finally, to address the increasing configuration and discontinuously varying parameters of the ultra-large space structures during on-orbit assembly process, a few suggestions were put forward to deal with the dynamic and control problems.