This page provides updates to the WCSMO-14 schedule, informs about other events related to structural and multidisciplinary design optimization, and lists job postings. Please, contact us at email@example.com if you would like us to post information.
- WCSMO-14 Announcements
- Program Updates
- Book of Abstract
- Announcements by Participants
- Positions and Job Opportunities
- In case you cannot join the breakout rooms, please, make sure to update your Zoom app to the latest version, that is 5.6.7.
- WCSMO-14 is live. Please, read the welcome message and watch an amazing video of Boulder, CO.
The most recent version of the program can be found here.
- Please, note that the co-chair for the session on Stress-constrained topology optimization – II on Thursday from 7:00 – 7:50 PM in Room A has changed and the program has been updated accordingly.
- Please, note that the the talk for Abstract ID 341 by Weichen Li was incorrectly listed for two time slots in the online schedule. This talk will be given on Wednesday from 7 PM to 8 PM MDT in the “DESIGN OF COMPOSITE STRUCTURES – IV” session. The online program has been updated accordingly.
Book of Abstract
A PDF file with the Book of Abstracts can be found here (updated 6/10/2021).
Announcements by Participants
Competition: Topology optimized concrete structures
The underlying idea of this competition is to bring the theoretical field of mathematical optimization and the practical field of civil engineering closer together, at which a clearly defined 2D concrete girder optimization problem is to be solved. More information and specifications on the competition can be found here: https://short.boku.ac.at/cgo-competition
Post-Doctoral Position in Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing
A postdoctoral position is available in Saitou Research Group at the University of Michigan starting September 1, 2021, in the area of structural topology optimization of additively manufactured modular metal molds for composite wind turbines. In this newly funded DOE project, the post-doctoral fellow is expected to carry out the research and development in the stated area, mentor a new PhD student hired for the project, collaborate with other members of the project team within and outside of the University of Michigan. The position will offer plenty of opportunities to interact with top industry experts in metal additive manufacturing and wind turbine design and manufacturing. The candidate should have a PhD in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline, with a strong publication record in the area of structural topology optimization and extensive coding experiences in Python, Matlab/Comsol, and/or C++, preferably for a high-performance computing environment. A working knowledge of machine learning/AI is a plus but not required. This is a one-year position with possibility of extension. Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. Interested candidates should email their CV detailing relevant experiences to Kazu Saitou (firstname.lastname@example.org).
PhD student position in applied mathematics focusing on design optimization for wave propagation problems
A PhD student position in mathematics is available at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Karlstad University. In the project, we will develop and analyze efficient gradient-based design optimization methods based on the numerical solution of partial differential equations. We will use these methods to solve large-scale design problems aiming to either improve a current design or to design a device from scratch. This project will expand the applicability area of numerical design optimization methods for acoustic and electromagnetic problems and provide an opportunity to find conceptually new designs. We aim at a comprehensive advancement of central aspects of the field: computationally viable problem formulations, design space management, algorithms, and implementation, including HPC aspects. This project engages open fundamental research problems in the context of numerical design optimization, including theory for length scale control, manufacturability, and multi-physics interaction. For more information, see https://kau.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:387902/ or contact Eddie Wadbro (email@example.com).