Design of Complex and Origami Structures
ME 59700/ 3 Cr.
This course introduces principles in art and engineering analysis and optimization with focus on design of complex, irregular (organic), free-form, and origami structures. This course provides a sound grasp of structural analysis and design optimization methods, the origami arts, and fundamental creative strategies used in the design thinking process.
- Available Online: No
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: No
P: ME 26200, ME 27200, ME 27400.
Recommended: ME 55100, ME 54600 and a course in programming
After completing this course students should be able to:
- Predict strains and stresses in structures subjected to mechanical loads.
- Apply form-finding approaches to the design of structural layouts.
- Explain the mathematical and physical principles for the design of origami structures.
- State and solve structural optimization problems using mathematical programming.
- Explain the effect of manufacturing, material, and design in the structure’s lifecycle and sustainability
- Numerical modeling and analysis of trusses, beams, and shells
- Physical modeling and form finding methods
- Origami structures
- Model-based design
- Design and analysis of computer experiments
- Structural optimization methods