In part I of this tutorial a linear static analysis was carried out (see Category: Linear Static Analysis)
The objective of this topology optimization study is to minimize the compliance of the bracket based
on only 30% of its initial mass/volume. Hence, we look for a Light Weight Design of the bracket
The combined use of topology optimization and additive manufacturing is quite common in industries such as automotive or aerospace, but up to now this technology combination is rarely used in architectural projects. To investigate the potential offered by the symbiosis of topology optimization and additive manufacturing for architectural projects, Bayu Prayudhi, an architectural student of the University of Delft, re-designed an existing architectural project and included topology optimization upfront in the design process. The object to be re-designed was the outdoor canopy located at Baku international airport in Azerbaijan.
The University of Warwick’s (UoW) Formula student team develops, designs, and
manufactures a racing car that competes with international teams from all over the world
at the Formula Student competition every year. Working in the Formula student team gives
students a very good opportunity to gain valuable experiences and additional qualifications
needed in their future professions
The purpose of this self paced course is to cover the basic topics for Optimization using HyperWorks OptiStruct. An introduction to the HyperWorks Solvers, followed by background information on optimization is provided. Then detailed chapters on both Concept and Fine Tuning design are presented. Each exercise provides a See It option to watch the video, and a Do It option to follow a tutorial. Use the arrows and the Table of Contents button to navigate through the class. Select the Next Button to start!
ACTLAB is the Architecture Computation and Technology Laboratory of the Department of Architecture, Built Environment, and Construction Engineering at Politecnico di Milano University.
Students learn how to use emerging technologies to tackle current challenges in the built environment.
For his bachelor’s project Topology Optimization for Structural Collapse Recovery, Davide Gamberini studied unreinforced masonry structures, common to historic buildings in Italy. With the country’s reputation as one of the most earthquake prone regions in Europe, his research answered the need to develop improved retrofitting strategies for preserving an important part of Italy’s cultural patrimony
Written by Linn Lemón (Linköping University | Department of Biomedical Engineering; Sweden)
Loss of bone in the mandible as a result from for example resection of bone tumors or trauma, can in more complex cases be reconstructed using a reconstruction plate to provide stability between the remaining mandible stumps. Different studies on reconstruction plates present a fracture rate of 2.8-9.8 %. The rate of plate fracture and plate loosening increases the need to improve the design of the reconstruction plate. A useful tool to find new designs for structures is topology optimization.