Congratulations to Rubens Bohrer for his recent publication to Composite Structures! His paper is titled “Concurrent topology and stacking sequence optimization of composite laminate plates using lamination parameters” and introduces a methodology for simultaneous optimization of both topology and composite stacking sequence. Incredible work, Rubens!
Link to paper: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114556
Congratulations to Shayan for recently being promoted to the PhD program from MASc! He will be working under the supervision of Dr. Kim. Shayan, we are thrilled to have you on our team over the next several years!
SMSD is pleased to announce our scholarship recipients for this year. Congratulations to all of you!
Luke Crispo: Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarship-Doctoral, 2021 – 2024
Wesley Dossett: NSERC Scholarship Recipient
Tim Sirola: NSERC Scholarship Recipient
Zane Morris: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) Recipient
Congratulations to Luke Crispo for his recent publication in the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering! Luke’s paper titled “Part consolidation for additive manufacturing: A multilayered topology optimization approach” presents a novel method for part consolidation using a multi-objective problem statement in topology optimization.
Well done, Luke!
Link to paper : https://doi.org/10.1002/nme.6754
Rubens recently published his paper “Multi-material topology optimization considering isotropic and anisotropic materials combination” in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Rubens’ paper looks into new methods for multi-material topology optimization that aim to maintain computational efficiency.
Link to paper: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-021-02941-z
SMSD sends massive congratulations to Dr. Vishrut Shah for recently defending his PhD thesis “Multi-Material Topology Optimization Considering Dissimilar Material Joining Cost and Natural Frequency”.
Vishrut has been an integral part of SMSD. We are all sad to see him go and wishing him the best in his future career!
Way to go Vishrut!
Kiarash Kashanian recently published his paper titled “A novel method for concurrent thickness and material optimization of non-laminate structures” in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization! The paper introduces a gradient-based approach for simultaneous thickness and material optimization using fully analytical sensitivities. Congratulations, Kiarash!
Link to the paper: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-021-02928-w
Congratulations to Dr. Matt Schmitt for recently defending his PhD thesis! Matt’s thesis was titled “Development of Material Extrusion Infill Optimization Approaches for Various-Resource Entities.” The whole SMSD Group is commending you for your outstanding accomplishment, Dr. Schmitt, and wishing you the best!
Congratulations to Matt for his paper “Advancements to commercial 2D infill for lightweighting of structural FDM components” being published in Progress in Additive Manufacturing! Matt’s paper improves upon common commercial infill patterns by introducing continuously variable infill patterns. These changes showed improvement to failure strength and overall mass of 3D printed components.
Excellent work, Matt!
Publication link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40964-021-00174-6
Stephen’s paper titled “Simultaneous isotropic and anisotropic multi-material topology
optimization for conceptual-level design of aerospace components” has been published to Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. Stephen’s paper introduces the use of both isotropic and anisotropic materials in the same topology optimization 3D design space. Then, applies this multi-material optimization method to various components of a passenger aircraft seat.
Congratulations Stephen on your publication!
Publication link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00158-021-02893-4