The Strip Method for Shape Derivatives

A major challenge in shape optimization is the coupling of finite element method (FEM) codes in a way that facilitates efficient computation of shape derivatives. This is particularly difficult with multiphysics problems involving legacy codes, where the costs of implementing and maintaining shape derivative capabilities are prohibitive. The volume and boundary methods are two approaches … Read more

On Theoretical and Numerical Aspects of the Shape Sensitivity Analysis for the 3D Time-dependent Maxwell’s Equations

We propose a novel approach using shape derivatives to solve inverse optimization problems governed by Maxwell’s equations, focusing on identifying hidden geometric objects in a predefined domain. The target functional is of tracking type and determines the distance between the solution of a 3D time-dependent Maxwell problem and given measured data in an $L_2$-norm. Minimization … Read more