Smart nodes pavilion: Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization and additive manufacturing

O'Donnell, J, Seifi, H, Sitler, B, Williams, N, Crolla, K and Xie, Y 2015, 'Smart nodes pavilion: Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization and additive manufacturing', in Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsAmsterdam, The Netherlands, 17 - 20 August 2015, pp. 1-12.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Smart nodes pavilion: Bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization and additive manufacturing
Author(s) O'Donnell, J
Seifi, H
Sitler, B
Williams, N
Crolla, K
Xie, Y
Year 2015
Conference name Future Visions: International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015, Amsterdam
Conference location Amsterdam, The NetherlandsAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Conference dates 17 - 20 August 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2015
Publisher International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Abstract SmartNodes is a research project which addresses innovation in construction through the application of additive manufacturing (AM) techniques and topology optimisation algorithms used to design efficient and elegant nodal connections of large scale spatial structures. The prototypes discussed in this paper demonstrate a design process and the ambitions of the research group through a scale model of a single layer lattice, and an example full-scale metal node. The focus of this paper is the use of the BESO (Bi-Evolutionary Structural Optimisation) technique to optimise connections in building structures and to ultimately replace welded, forged and cast connections by 3D printed connections.
Subjects Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Additive manufacturing
Optimisation
3D Printing
Evolutionary
Connections
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