Professor Kim will be giving the talk entitled "Multiscale Multiphysics Topology Optimization (M2DO)" for Topology Optimization Roundtable to be held during March 10-13, 2019. The annual Topology Optimization Roundtable was initiated by Sandia National Laboratories in 2016 to bring together researchers and practicing engineers working in the area of topology optimization. The 2019 Topology Optimization Roundtable is sponsored by the United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM) thematic conference series as part of the Technical Thrust Area (TTA) on Large Scale Structural Systems and Optimal Design.
Professor Kim is giving the seminar talk entitled "Multiscale Multiphysics Topology Optimization (M2DO)" for MEM Winter Seminar Series in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at the Drexel University. This talk will introduce some of the latest developments and challenges in topology optimization, including stress constraints topology optimization, multiscale and multiphysics topology optimization.
Our paper entitled "Topology optimization in OpenMDAO" by H. Chung, J.T. Hwang, J.S. Gray, and H.A. Kim (2019), has been published on the journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (SAMO). In this paper, we present a modular paradigm for topology optimization using OpenMDAO, an open-source computational framework for multidisciplinary design optimization. This provides more accessible topology optimization algorithms that can be non-intrusively modified and easily understood, making them suitable as educational and research tools.
Journal info: https://link.springer.com/journal/158
The Department of Structural Engineering (SE) Research Showcase Day was successfully held on February 15, 2019, in the Ida & Cecil Green Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion at UC San Diego. The M2DO lab has presented on three topics in this event:
Event info: http://seshowcase.ucsd.edu
As of Feb 1, 2019, our paper entitled "Stress-based shape and topology optimization with the level set method" by R. Picelli, S. Townsend, C. Brampton, J. Norato and H.A. Kim (2018), is the most downloaded article on the journal of Computational Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME) in the last 90 days. In this paper, we propose a level set method to solve minimum stress and stress-constrained shape and topology optimization problems.
Professor Kim attended the International Paper Committee Meeting for the 13th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (WCSMO-13) with other committe members to review the congress abstracts and discuss the congress agenda. This biannual international congress will be held during May 20-24 2019, Beijing. It aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the latest findings and development in all areas of structural and multidisciplinary optimization.
More info and registration details: http://www.wcsmo13.org/
The use of 3D printing, also known as Additive Manufacturing (AM), has moved well beyond prototyping, rapid tooling and toys; it is considered a production tool. As these advanced manufacturing techniques enable complex and revolutionizing structures and material with intricate details that were not possible before, topology optimization is considered the ideal design method to produce such innovative and unintuitive designs for AM. This course will provide a practical understanding of topology optimization and additive manufacturing. It will uncover the numerical machineries of a range of topology optimization methods and reveal how to formulate design problems and select numerical parameters to yield successful designs. It will also discuss the state-of-the-art topology optimization capabilities in the context of material and structural designs under multiphysics. The course will also offer an overview of rapidly developing additive manufacturing technologies, including those commercially available as well as the state-of-the-art methods for the future. It will discuss the material types and capabilities for each method and the associated considerations for design, both at material and structural scales. The course will also include a practical hands-on element using an open source topology optimization code.
More info and registration details: https://scitech.aiaa.org/AdditiveManufacturing/
The 2018 AIAA Aviation Forum was held in Atlanta, USA from 25 June to 29 June, 2018. The M2DO lab presented during the Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference on the following subjects:
Springer recently accompanied the USNCTAM18 committee and the Female Researchers Chapter (FRC) of the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) in the opening of the National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM18) in Chicago. The event comprised 56 researchers from various universities and research institutes who gathered to share their experiences. Professor Kim, the Chair of IACM-FRC, introduced the purpose of the event, the mission of IACM-FRC and ran the event as moderator. The event began with a reception catering and ended with lively discussions.
More info: https://frciacm.wordpress.com/past-events/
Our journal article titled "Stress and Strain Control via Level Set Topology Optimization" has been accepted for publication in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. The work presents a level set topology optimization method for the manipulation of the stress and strain within structures.
Our article titled "Structural Optimization of Plate-Like Aircraft Wings under Flutter & Divergence Constraints" has been accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal. The work focuses on weight minimization of wing structures via plate thickness distribution, with constraints on aeroelastic stability.
Professor Kim has been invited to visit the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO to give a lecture to the cadets on aerospace design with optimization and a seminar on multiscale and multiphysics topology optimization. The visit is scheduled for 3 November 2017.
3D printed parts can be lighter but stronger. How will these parts perform in the harshest environments 1, 2, 3, or 4+ years down the road? Such will be the topic of a panel discussion to be attended by Prof. Kim as part of the 5th Additive Aerospace Summit, to be held in Los Angeles, October 18 - 20.
The first ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Simulation for Additive Manufacturing was held on 11-13 October 2017 in Munich, Germany. The event gathered researchers to exchange ideas on multiscale and multiscale issues, material modelling and simulation, and shape & topology optimization related to additive manufacturing. Xiaoyi Zhou gave a presentation entitled ‘A shape morphing technique for continuous variation of microstructures in multiscale structural topology optimization’.
The M2DO group has been invited to give two presentations at the upcoming CAE geometry workshop: One an overview of our lab’s research on level set topology optimization, the other on critical challenges in multiscale topology optimization, i.e. connectivity issues. The workshop will be held in Cambridge University on 14-15 September, and was organized by ITI Global to exchange ideas regarding the latest challenges in CAE geometry and meshing with technologists in industries, academics in universities and vendors.
On September 27th, Professor Kim has been invited to give a seminar entitled "Topology Optimization for Multiscale and Multiphysics Design" at the applied mathematics department of UC Berkeley. The presentation will introduce some of the latest developments in topology optimization, including advances in stress-constrained design as well as multiscale design optimization: breaking down the barrier between material and structural designs. The latest efforts in topology optimization for multidisciplinary design problems, i.e. aeroelastic wing, will also be discussed; such complex multiphysics, multifunctional structures may be too complex to rely on designers’ intuition. The presentation will end with the vision for future engineering design where complex coupled multiscale and multifunctional system designs are assisted and enabled by topology optimization.
More info: http://math.lbl.gov/ams/
On September 20th, Professor Kim has been invited to give a talk entitled "Design with Topology Optimization" at the ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS). The presentation will introduce some of the latest developments in topology optimization. They will include the recent advances in decades-long challenge problems in topology optimization such as traditional stress constraints as well as the multiscale design optimization: breaking down the barrier between material and structural designs. Also discussed will be the latest efforts in topology optimization for multidisciplinary design problems, i.e. aeroelastic wing.
This first of its kind event, co-organized Professor Wei Chen from Northwestern University & Professor Kim, was a luncheon held during the WCSMO 12 conference. An assembly of 35 people conducted informal networking meetings and discussed issues facing women researchers in optimization. The meeting was supported by Springer.
The 12th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation (WCSMO-12) was held in Braunschweig, Germany from 5 June to 9 June, 2017. The M2DO lab presented on three topics:
More info: https://http://www.wcsmo12.org/
The grade of Associate Fellow recognizes individuals “who have accomplished or been in charge of important engineering or scientific work, or who have done original work of outstanding merit, or who have otherwise made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.”
More info: https://www.aiaa.org/2017AssociateFellows/
The talk centered on "Multiscale Design via Topology Optimization". The congress, held this year in Seoul, Korea, is a forum to communicate and share new ideas and methods that will foster the development across all aspects of computational methods and their applications in mechanics, engineering and applied sciences.
Professor Kim organised a two-session minisymposium at WCCM XII which attracted interesting, high-quality papers. Some of the discussion topics included:
Professor Kim recently instigated new fellowship awards for female early career researchers which were recognized at the award ceremony during WCCM XII.
Professor Kim also organized a female researchers forum on Tuesday 26 July, whereby 40 female researchers in computational mechanics at all stages in their career got together for a panel discussion and networking event, sponsored by Elsevier. These female researchers initiatives led to establishing a female researchers in computational mechanics chapter in the International Association of Computational Mechanics. Interested female researchers in computational mechanics that wish to participate in future events, please email email@example.com.