A. (Fred) van Keulen


Prof.dr. Fred van Keulen is the chair of the Structural Optimization and Mechanics (SOM) research section. SOM develops ways to enhance and automate the conventional design process using computational modelling and optimization techniques. These techniques allow designers to confidently predict the performance of a complex design. Given a set of boundary conditions, whether geometrical or in terms of structural properties or material usage, they can even automatically design structures through a sequence of calculations, each one getting closer to an optimal design. The continual increase in computer power offers the opportunity of numerical calculations making a difference in increasingly complex design challenges.

Fred van Keulen

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