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Applied Sciences Webinar | Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization of Microstructures

7 Feb 2023, 10:00 (CET)

Additive Manufacturing, 3D Printing, Topology Optimization, Microstructures
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9th Applied Sciences Webinar

Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization of Microstructures

Topology optimization is the modern approach for flexible optimal design of structures and microstructures. Additive manufacturing, known also as rapid prototyping or 3D printing makes feasible the creation of structures of any shape and topology, including microstructures. Exchange of information between the two disciplines, the state of the art development and expected steps for the near future is the topic of the present webinar.

Date: 7 February 2023

Time: 10:00 am CET | 4:00 am EST | 5:00 pm CST Asia | 11:00 am EET

Webinar ID: 840 2871 8035

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Institute of Computational Mechanics and Optimization, School of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece

Civil Engineer, expert in computational mechanics and optimization, with published results including applications of machine learning for the solution of direct and inverse problems, topology optimization and smart piezocomposites.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Frederick University, Nicosia, Cyprus

Mechanical engineer, expert in modelling and simulation of computational chains for supporting the product design, manufacturing and quality prediction of lightweight structures, adaptation of manufacturing process sequences including their physical phenomena into a multi-stage structural simulation chain by means of the finite element analysis, current main research interests are additive manufacturing, joining processes, crash simulation, product design and development, topology optimization.

School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hellenic Mediterranean University, Iraklion, Greece

Ioannis Ntintakis is a member of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, of the Hellenic Mediterranean University since January 2019 on the position of Lecturer. From September 2010 until January 2019, he was a member of the Wood and Furniture Design & Technology Department of Technological Education Institute of Thessaly on the position of Lecturer. Ioannis Ntintakis awarded the title of Industrial Design Engineer at Technological Education Institute of West Macedonia in 2001. He holds a master’s degree (MSc) in Advanced Manufacturing Systems from Kingston University (UK) in 2006. He has a PhD degree in topology optimization for additive manufacturing from Technical University of Crete. He is a co-author in two books, and he is an author of seventeen articles in journals with judges. From 2001 to 2010 he has professional experience in the R&D departments of Greek industrial enterprises. His current main research interests are additive manufacturing, lightweight structures, topology optimization, homogenization, industrial design, and CAD/CAM systems.

Invited Speakers

New York University, Abu Dhabi Campus & Tandon School of Engineering, UAE & USA

Nikos Karathanasopoulos is interested in the mechanics and design of advanced materials and structures. He has a master's in Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials from UC Berkeley and a PhD from ETH Zürich in Switzerland. His research interests include the analysis, simulation, and design of advanced materials commonly known as «metamaterials» with extra-ordinary mechanical and functional attributes, as well as the use of artificial intelligence in engineering.

Simlead Ltd, Nicosia, Cyprus

Dr. Demetris has more than ten years of experience in product development, design, and research. His background in engineering and academia offers a unique combination of design thinking and pragmatic strategy that addresses complex strategic business and product problems within a defined framework. His research interests are focused on the computational modeling with finite elements of nanoindentation on a variety of emerging materials systems like auxetics, thin film systems, super-hard materials and bulk metallic glasses. His PhD research work, formulated new indentation-based relationships through computational analysis and developed a new framework for experimental protocols and design-for-experiment strategies toward material optimization.

Digital Manufacturing and Materials Characterization Laboratory, International Hellenic University, School of Science and Technology, Thessaloniki, Greece

Nikolaos Kladovasilakis is a Ph. D candidate at International Hellenic University and an associate researcher at the Information Technologies Institute of Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. He is also working as a contracted mechanical designer and engineer at robotic industry. His research mainly focuses on additive manufacturing, development of advanced mechanical structures, finite element analysis (FEA) and topology optimization processes.


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Time in CET

Time in EET

Prof. Dr. Georgios E. Stavroulakis

Chair Introduction: Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing

10:00 - 10:10 am

11:00 - 11:10 am

Dr. Nicolaos Karathanasopoulos

Machine-Learning and Homogenization-Based Inverse Design of Architected Materials Within and Beyond Orthotropy

10:10 - 10:30 am

11:10 - 11:30 am

Dr. Demetris Photiou

Design-For-Experiment Strategies Toward Material Optimization

10:30 - 10:50 am

11:30 - 11:50 am

Dr. Nikolaos Kladovasilakis

Design and Evaluation of Hybrid Architected Materials Constructed via Additive Manufacturing: Experimental and Finite Element Study

10:50 - 11:10 am

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Q&A Session

11:10 - 11:25 am

12:10 - 12:25 pm

Closing of Webinar
Dr. Loucas Papadakis and Dr. Ioannis Ntintakis

11:25 - 11:30 am

12:25 - 12:30 pm

Relevant SI

Additive Manufacturing: Topology Optimization and Cellular Microstructures
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Georgios E. Stavroulakis, Dr. Loucas Papadakis, and Dr. Ioannis Ntintakis
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2022)

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