# Topology optimization using a dual method with discrete variables

@article{Beckers1999TopologyOU, title={Topology optimization using a dual method with discrete variables}, author={M Marcel Beckers}, journal={Structural optimization}, year={1999}, volume={17}, pages={14-24} }

This paper deals with topology optimization of continuous structures in static linear elasticity. The problem consists in distributing a given amount of material in a specified domain modelled by a fixed finite element mesh in order to minimize the compliance. As the design variables can only take two values indicating the presence or absence of material (1 and 0), this problem is intrinsicallydiscrete. Here, it is solved by a mathematical programming method working in the dual space and…

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