Layout optimisation of structures: doing more with less

Author: Matthew Gilbert and Paul Shepherd

Date published

2 January 2020

Price
Free

Layout optimisation of structures: doing more with less

Training
Author

Matthew Gilbert and Paul Shepherd

Date published

2 January 2020

Author

Matthew Gilbert and Paul Shepherd

Price

Free

Matthew Gilbert and Paul Shepherd outline new methods developed as part of the UK government-funded BUILD-OPT research project, and how these can be applied to a range of design projects.

BUILD-OPT is a joint project between the Universities of Sheffield, Bath and Edinburgh and various industrial partners, including the Institution of Structural Engineers.

The aim of the project was to develop robust methods to identify efficient layouts of elements in building structures – such as trusses or floor plates - and eradicate barriers to wdespread adoption in industry.

The lecture examines how to bridge the divide between mathematically optimal forms and those that are practical, using existing or emerging fabrication methods.

Download the Peregrine plugin developed by this project at food4Rhino.

Part of the Technical Lecture Series 2019.

Doing more with less: layout optimisation of structures (with Q&A)

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Format:
Video
Video Length:
01:18:29
Publisher:
IStructE

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Research & Innovation Software Training Technical Lecture Series Video IStructE London HQ

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