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Workshop on Construction-Aware Design
March 18 - 19, 2019
Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside

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Computational Design of Lightweight Trusses

16:00 - 16:45 Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside

In this talk, Dr. Caigui Jiang will talk about building an efficient computational framework for the design of lightweight trusses which satisfy functional specifications with a minimal amount of material.

​We build an efficient computational framework for the design of lightweight trusses which satisfy functional specifications with a minimal amount of material. There are two major contributions. First, we formulate an alternating linear programming problem for geometry optimization. Second, we introduce two sets of complementary topological operations, including a novel subdivision scheme for global topology refinement inspired by Michell’s famed theoretical study. The capability and efficiency of our method are validated by a variety of examples and comparisons.