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Topology Optimisation in Structural Steel Design for Additive Manufacturing

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Tal Projecto Lda., 1350-252 Lisbon, Portugal
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Centre of Materials and Building Technologies (C-MADE), Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Beira Interior, 6201-001 Covilhã, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Marco Mandolini
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(5), 2112; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052112
Received: 31 January 2021 / Revised: 12 February 2021 / Accepted: 23 February 2021 / Published: 27 February 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Design for Additive Manufacturing: Methods and Tools)
Topology Optimisation is a broad concept deemed to encapsulate different processes for computationally determining structural materials optimal layouts. Among such techniques, Discrete Optimisation has a consistent record in Civil and Structural Engineering. In contrast, the Optimisation of Continua recently emerged as a critical asset for fostering the employment of Additive Manufacturing, as one can observe in several other industrial fields. With the purpose of filling the need for a systematic review both on the Topology Optimisation recent applications in structural steel design and on its emerging advances that can be brought from other industrial fields, this article critically analyses scientific publications from the year 2015 to 2020. Over six hundred documents, including Research, Review and Conference articles, added to Research Projects and Patents, attained from different sources were found significant after eligibility verifications and therefore, herein depicted. The discussion focused on Topology Optimisation recent approaches, methods, and fields of application and deepened the analysis of structural steel design and design for Additive Manufacturing. Significant findings can be found in summarising the state-of-the-art in profuse tables, identifying the recent developments and research trends, as well as discussing the path for disseminating Topology Optimisation in steel construction. View Full-Text
Keywords: topology optimisation; topology; steel design; steel structures; optimisation; design methods; design for additive manufacturing; connections; civil engineering topology optimisation; topology; steel design; steel structures; optimisation; design methods; design for additive manufacturing; connections; civil engineering
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Ribeiro, T.P.; Bernardo, L.F.A.; Andrade, J.M.A. Topology Optimisation in Structural Steel Design for Additive Manufacturing. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 2112. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052112

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Ribeiro TP, Bernardo LFA, Andrade JMA. Topology Optimisation in Structural Steel Design for Additive Manufacturing. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(5):2112. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052112

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Ribeiro, Tiago P., Luís F. A. Bernardo, and Jorge M. A. Andrade. 2021. "Topology Optimisation in Structural Steel Design for Additive Manufacturing" Applied Sciences 11, no. 5: 2112. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052112

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