Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
05 May 2023
Research article |  | 05 May 2023

Topology optimization for thermal structures considering design-dependent convection boundaries based on the bidirectional evolutionary structural optimization method

Yanding Guo, Dong Wei, Tieqiang Gang, Xining Lai, Xiaofeng Yang, Guangming Xiao, and Lijie Chen

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This research provides a topology optimization method for thermal structures considering design-dependent convection boundaries. The effectiveness of the proposed method is illustrated using cases with reasonable configurations under complex thermal boundary conditions.