Structural performance of aluminium members with optimised cross-sectional properties
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Structural performance of aluminium members with optimised cross-sectional properties


Structural performance of aluminium members with optimised cross-sectional properties
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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2017/18 Undergraduate Research Grants.

This study investigates the performance of recently developed optimised aluminium beam and column members designed through an advanced structural topology optimisation technique.

Poster: Alikem Adugu
Supervisor: Dr Konstantinos Daniel Tsavdaridis
University: University of Leeds

Summary:

The use of aluminium within the civil engineering industry has increased significantly due to industrial and technological developments and properties of the material itself such as its:

  • Low density – which reduces foundation loads, allows for faster erection time and reduces costs associated with the transport of members to site.
  • High recyclability – thus sustainable.

The extent of use of aluminium as a structural building material is limited due to its low elastic modulus which creates strength and stability issues. These issues can be overcome through an appropriate design of the cross-sections (i.e. provide sections with an increased weight to stiffness ratio) using structural topology optimisation techniques.


With the power of 3D printing, any kind of optimised shape can be produced.

Additional information

Format:
pdf
Pages:
1
Publisher:
IStructE

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Research & Innovation Report Grants Metal Metal - aluminium

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