Vlad Florea Publication to IJNME

Congratulations to Vlad Florea for his publication of “Simultaneous single-loop multimaterial and multijoint topology optimization” to IJNME. This is Vlad’s second journal publication, expanding the research topic of multi-joint topology optimization. This paper presents a coupled MMTO-MJTO process with the usage of spatial gradients for material interface detection. Various case studies of this powerful and practical methodology have been presented, exploring the tradeoff between joint costs and structural compliance.

The link to Vlad’s publication: https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.6279

5 Successful Defenses and Graduations!

It’s been a busy end to the fall semester as 5 SMSD members have successfully defended their theses and will be graduating in time for Christmas! Congratulations to Dr. Chris Carrick on his PhD defense and Garrett Vierhout, Ben Blackford, Patrick Kendall, and Michael Nucci for completing their MASc degrees.

We are all happy to see your hard work paying off and you will be missed in the lab. Good luck to you all in your future endeavors!

Patrick Kendall Publication to Composites Part B

SMSD to proud to announce that Patrick Kendall’s paper, “Experimental investigation of adhesive fillet size on barely visible impact damage in metallic honeycomb sandwich panels”, has been published in the journal of Composites Part B: Engineering. Patrick’s work has been supervised by Dr. Wowk, Dr. Mechefske, and Dr. Kim. His paper explores the failure characterization and modeling of aluminum honeycomb panels used in the aerospace industry.

Publication link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107723

Graeme Sabiston publication to SMO

Congratulations to Graeme for his publication of “3D topology optimization for cost and time minimization in additive manufacturing” to Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Graeme’s work covers the coupling of additive manufacturing cost optimization with topology optimization, providing a valuable tool within the structural optimization design cycle.

The article can be found at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-019-02392-7

Daozhong Li Publication to SMO

Congratulations to Daozhong on his publication of ‘Modified element stacking method for multi-material topology optimization with anisotropic materials’ to the hournal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Daozhong’s work greatly expands on the MMTO suite with implementation of anisotropic capability. Thank you Doazhong for your important contributions to SMSD!

The link to the paper: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-019-02372-x

Vlad Florea Publication!

Congratulations to Vlad Florea for his publication of “3D multi-material and multi-joint topology optimization with tooling accessibility constraints“. His paper has been published in ” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization“. Vlad’s work greatly expands the multi-material topology optimization research suite, with the continued development of joint optimization.

The link for Vlad’s paper can be found at: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00158-019-02344-1

Multiple SMSD Scholarships

Congratulations to the many SMSD students who have earned various scholarships!

Emily Dowdell: NSERC Scholarship

Kevin Conklin: NSERC Scholarship

Luke Crispo: NSERC Scholarship

Stephen Roper: OGS (Ontario Graduate Scholarship)

Rosalie Morin: Seanix Graduate Scholarship

SAE International Awards!

Congratulations to Matt Schmitt and Stephen Roper on their Outstanding Oral Presentation Awards at the SAE WCX 2019 World Congress Experience in Detroit. These accolades reflect the significant effort you have put into your research, we look forward to your future work!