#4 – Freely shaped reinforced concrete design

Topic

In the workshop, the fundamentals for an optimization aided design of reinforced concrete (RC) structures will be taught. Using material-biased topology optimization, which include basic material properties of concrete and reinforcement, lightweight designs of freely shaped RC beams are developed. Subsequently, the designs are evaluated with respect to their embodied energy and implemented as small-scale real demonstrators. The demonstrators will be presented and tested for their load-bearing capacity.


Speaker


Dr.-Ing Patrick Forman

https://dev.imp10.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/kib/mitarbeiter/aktuellemitarbeiter/forman/index.html.de

Dr.-Ing. Patrick Forman is senior engineer at the Institute of Concrete Structures, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. He received his PhD there in 2016. Since 2020, he is technical managing director of the Priority Program 2187 “Adaptive modularized constructions made in a flux” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). His research focuses on structural optimization, lightweight concrete structures for solar thermal collectors as well as modular and rapid construction methods.

patrick.forman@rub.de



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