Space-Time Topology Optimization

Space-Time Topology Optimization

Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing: Considering Critical Process-Dependent Loads

In this project, we will derive new formulations to incorporate additive manufacturing process-dependent critical loads into structural topology optimization, and will develop efficient numerical algorithms for solving the 3D optimization problem. The solution will enable controls of the distortions of the structure during the fabrication process, and the amount of additional supports,  thus facilitates the growing demand on maintaining structural integrity in additive manufacturing.

This project is funded by the LEaDing Fellows Programme.


Weiming Wang, Charlie C.L. Wang, Fred van Keulen, Jun Wu

Tags: Digital Manufacturing, Robotics, Process-planning
Research areas: Fabrication, Computational Design