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
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!
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
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
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
We are pleased to announce Matt Schmitt’s journal publication in Rapid Prototyping Journal, titled “Additive manufacturing infill optimization for automotive 3D-printed ABS components”. The paper expands the work on infill optimization and provides optimal configurations for various structural applications.
Publication link: https://doi.org/10.1108/RPJ-01-2019-0007
Congratulations to Chris Carrick on his publication of “Packaging optimization using the dynamic vector fields method” to the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering!
The paper can be found at: https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.6161
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
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
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!