Ticho Ooms wins the Sackesyn Award for best master's dissertation in Civil Engineering


Our colleague Ticho Ooms has won the Sackesyn Award for the best master's dissertation in Civil Engineering entitled "Topology optimization of structural components at elevated temperatures", supervised by Prof. Wouter De Corte and Prof. Ruben Van Coile. The dissertation describes the development of a topology optimization procedure considering thermo-mechanical loading and transient heat conduction. The work demonstrates that it is important to take into account thermo-mechanical loading in the optimization process as it significantly influences the resulting topology.