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
MICHAEL SÜß is a Research Fellow at the Technische Universität Dresden who is currently working on his PHD focusing on design guidelines for additive manufacturing/electron beam melting. In addition to this, Michael also works very closely with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM. The Fraunhofer IFAM is one of Europe’s leading research institutions in the fields of adhesive technology, material sciences, and manufacturing techniques.
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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.
OptiStruct’s topology optimization capability is based on the evolution of bones over millions of years into well-adapted forms.
Take, for example, the side-by-side evolution of the crab and the diatom: the crab’s claws have strengthened to more easily attack its
prey, while the diatom’s shell has hardened for better protection from its predator (image 7).
Цель данного упражнения заключается в том, чтобы экспортировать из HyperMesh полученную в результате топологической оптимизации геометрию и конечно-элементную сетку. Был выбран формат IGES, так как его легко импортировать в любую CAD-систему. Тот же самый алгоритм действий, показанный в данном упражнении, применим для оптимизации геометрии любой другой модели.