1- Graduate Level Course: Topology Optimization Methods
Course Level: Master and PhD students
Time and Date: Friday, October 18, 2019, 9:30 am to 10:15:00 am
This course covers the theoretical and technological aspects of Topology Optimization (TO) in the engineering design process, particularly the details of topology optimization techniques for design of mechanical parts, components, and structures. The goal of TO is to achieve the best performance of the product while satisfying various constraints such as the given amount of material, weight, manufacturing requirements, cost, etc. The students participating in this course will learn some of the main Topology Optimization methodologies commonly used in engineering practices with an overall view of the current and future applications of TO in engineering design and product development considering their manufacturability requirements.
2- Research Seminar: Integration Gaps in the Digital Product Development Cycle
Audience: Master and PhD students and Faculties
Time and Date: Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:30 am to 11:15:00 am
Strong solutions have been developed to optimize design and manufacturing processes in a digital platform. However, their compatibility and practicality still need to be improved. In the mechanical design process, Topology Optimization (TO) techniques allow us to develop the most optimized designs for a given problem set considering various functionality objectives. However, the best topology optimized solution for maximum functionality is not necessarily a feasible solution for the manufacturing purposes. In addition, Additive Manufacturing (AM) has proven to be a viable solution to fabricate the most complicated products in a digital manufacturing platform. However, the least expensive AM solutions are not necessarily satisfying all the design requirements. Similarly, the digital coordinate metrology systems has been greatly improved during the last decade by stronger cyber components and the new inspection sensors. However, they are not really customized to satisfy the needs of TO solutions and the AM products. This talk addresses the recent research activities to fill the existing gaps in an integrated mechanical product development cycle in a digital platform.
Dr. Ahmad Barari, PhD, PEng, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Automotive, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, and an adjunct professor at the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering of Western University. Dr. Barari has been primarily involved in research and development in engineering design and advanced manufacturing technologies for over 25 years. He contributed to many national and international projects in collaboration with industries, research centers, and universities. His research focus is on digital and precision design and manufacturing, including advanced manufacturing technologies including digital metrology, and 3D printing. Dr. Barari has been the chair, and organizer of many national and international professional conferences and Seminars in industrial, mechanical and manufacturing engineering research. He is currently a committee member of TC 5.1, Manufacturing Plan Control, for the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), and a member of several committees and project groups at the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) including ASME Model-Based Enterprise Standards Committee (MBE SC), and ASME Y14.46, Product Definition for Additive Manufacturing.
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