Leveraging Materials in Topology Optimization: Inspiration from Design, Fashion, Art, and Architecture
Topology optimization offers a mathematical framework to determine the most efficient material layout and shape for prescribed objectives, constraints, material behaviors, and operational conditions. While the application of topology optimization for continuum-scale structures and material behavior is quite mature, there remains great potential for topology optimization to advance the frontiers of materials design. This potential lies in thinking broadly about materials, waste, economy, craft, and design. Here inspiration is drawn from award-winning leaders and inventors in design, fashion, art, and architecture regarding the role of materials, as well as challenges and opportunities of designing with and for materials.
National Science Foundation
Art and Art History; Design
Natasha Vermaak, Julia Daviy, and Virgina San Fratello. "Leveraging Materials in Topology Optimization: Inspiration from Design, Fashion, Art, and Architecture" JOM (2021): 2006-2011. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-021-04729-4