About the group

Our group focuses on formulating, developing and implementing optimization techniques for the purpose of optimal structural design. In most of our work, we rely on finite element analysis, analytical adjoint sensitivity analysis and gradient-based optimization.

Post-tensioned beam

Topopt and 3D printing of post-tensioned concrete

Our main research interests

  • Continuum topology optimization, in particular:
    • Incorporating inelastic material models – e.g. elasto-plasticity, continuum damage, applications for reinforced concrete
    • Using efficient reanalysis techniques
    • Considering additive manufacturing processes
  • Truss/frame structural optimization, in particular:
    • Considering buckling constraints
    • Applications in conceptual architectural design
    • Earthquake-resistant design

We are deeply grateful to the financial support provided by:

  • Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, 2013-2017
  • Israel Science Foundation, 2015-2019
  • Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Economy, MAGNET consortium AATiD, 2015-2017
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, 2016-2019; 2019-2022
  • Ministry of Housing and Construction, 2020-2021