Classical  optimal design is dependent on the initial design assumptions of the adopted model.  Advanced Structural Topology Optimisation (ASTO) is able to provide much more flexible solutions, that can be created due to the advances in the currently available additive manufacturing technology. Our group works in both fundamental (computational) as well as applied issues of topology optimisation.

Informed Finite Element Modelling for Wire and Arc Additively Manufactured Metallics—A Case Study on Modular Building Connections

Northumbria University

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Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

The discrete minimum-weight design of modular building systems subjected to multiple performance constraints using an optimality criteria method

Dr Zixiao Wang

Steel interlocking connection system for multi-storey timber modular structures

Zhengyao Li

Smart Steel Connections for Modular Building Systems (MBSs)

Dan-Adrian Corfar