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    Optimal feeder design in sand casting process by growth method

    , Article International Journal of Cast Metals Research ; Volume 20, Issue 5 , 2007 , Pages 288-296 ; 13640461 (ISSN) Tavakoli, R ; Davami, P ; Sharif University of Technology
    The computer aided optimal feeder design in the sand casting process is considered. The design problem is formulated as an additive evolutionary topology optimisation problem. The initial design of the presented method is a casting part which is placed in a suitable environmental mould box. The method is composed of three stages: determination of the feeder neck connection point, construction of the feeder neck and the feeder growth. During the growth stage, the feeder topology is improved gradually until satisfying some predefined criteria. The technological constraints and user contribution can be easily incorporated in the presented method. The success of the proposed method is supported... 

    Prediction of shape and internal structure of the proximal femur using a modified level set method for structural topology optimisation

    , Article Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering ; Volume 15, Issue 8 , 2012 , Pages 835-844 ; 10255842 (ISSN) Bahari, M. K ; Farahmand, F ; Rouhi, G ; Movahhedy, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    A computational framework was developed to simulate the bone remodelling process as a structural topology optimisation problem. The mathematical formulation of the Level Set technique was extended and then implemented into a coronal plane model of the proximal femur to simulate the remodelling of internal structure and external geometry of bone into the optimal state. Results indicated that the proposed approach could reasonably mimic the major geometrical and material features of the natural bone. Simulation of the internal bone remodelling on the typical gross shape of the proximal femur, resulted in a density distribution pattern with good consistency with that of the natural bone. When...