Presented by: 
Dr. Jamie Guest (Johns Hopkins)
Mon 26 Jul, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
N202 in Hawken (50)

Since the seminal work of Bendsoe and Kikuchi in 1988, the power of topology optimization as a free-form, computational design tool has been apparent. Yet numerous theoretical, numerical, and practical challenges have inhibited its capacity to produce useful engineering solutions. This presentation will review the concept of topology optimization and present algorithms for overcoming these challenges, including implicit schemes that control optimized structure geometry in a computationally efficient and clearly defined manner. Applications to the design of materials, mechanisms, and structures governed by a variety of physics will be introduced.