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22 July 2021

Our MSc student Muyao Li discussed successfully his thesis “Hybrid Bolted Joints Composed of Conventional and Additively Manufactured Steel Profiles: A Numerical Study on the Transverse Isotropy and Material Damage around Bolt Holes.”

Great job done by Li and his co-supervisor Martina Chierici, which strengthened our new research line: How to model hybrid tubular joints made of 3d printed metal and conventional steel?

Stay tuned for the journal publication of the thesis work. 

27 May 2021

The results of the foto-contest I organized for my 2nd year BSc Architecture students are published:

Made with Padlet

25 March 2021 11:30 CET

Speaker in AI in AEC conference: “A multi-criteria conceptual design method using genetic algorithms to optimize structures’ cost and environmental impacts”

I will present our recent research, where we developed an AI-based computer-assisted design tool to assist structural engineers in the decision-making process of building design. The tool is constructed upon Non-dominated Sorted Genetic Algorithm II (NSGA ii) using Python and aims to optimize structures’ cost and environmental impacts. You can register here.

First few slides of my talk:

03 March 2021

New article: Resource‐efficient joint fabrication by welding metal 3D‐printed parts to conventional steel: A structural integrity study

Together with Filippo Berto (Chair of Mechanics of Materials, Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue, NTNU Norway) and Martina Chierici (PhD candidate, Politecnico di Milano), we presented a ‘hybrid’ manufacturing approach to weld optimized 3d-printed nodes to conventional steel elements, and our numerical modeling approach for its structural integrity study: Chierici, M, Berto, F, Kanyilmaz, A. Resource‐efficient joint fabrication by welding metal 3D‐printed parts to conventional steel: A structural integrity study. Fatigue Fract Eng Mater Struct. 2021; 1– 21. https://doi.org/10.1111/ffe.13428

18 February 2021, 12:00 CET

Online lecture: i3Dc | 3D printing: Challenges and Opportunities in Construction

In the event organized by Instituto da Construção of Porto (Portugal), I will talk about robotic steel construction, and discuss the potentials of the laser-cutting and metal 3D printing techniques in reaching resource-efficient and elegant construction products. To participate, you can register from this link of the event.