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Der Entschluss, eine Software zur Topologieoptimierung zu benutzen, soll an dieser Stelle bereits als Designentscheidung verstanden werden. So kann vorurteilsfrei auf einem funktional unterfütterten Grundgedanken aufgebaut werden. Die Wahl des Bauraumes und die damit verbundenen Positionierung und Dimensionierung von Lasten bzw. Fixierungen haben einen großen Gestaltungsspielraum. Es ist dem Benutzer freigestellt, wie grob oder fein…

In the second short term project I looked closer into the subject, how the bike carrier could be further improved. The carrier should be fixed on the head tube, so the weight won’t get out of balance while steering. The first results of the 2d calculations and more 3d calculations inspired me to do the…


During the next two weeks we will work on flying objects. We are approaching the task both, as an object of sko lightweight structure optimization as well as a programmable textile study, concerning the fabric parts of the kite. Lately we came across the studies of Dr. Bell who experimented with flying objects by combining…


After my first experiences with deep-drawing the 3D-printed structures, I decided to design a few more variations for either spline- or hollow structures.


After spending the last week with SKO-calculations and generating results, in the second week we tried to interpret the results in CAD and designing several helmets.


Several drawings act like a mediator between calculations and the ideas I’ve got in mind. In 3D-printing the parts of the topology optimised model act like a support structure itself. In addition to a speed optimised profile it is possible to create quick and reliable results.


I chose the second object im optimizing during this project according to specific goals and motivations. First, I was curious to explore and rethink an archetypical object, which should also be a product which I personally relate to. Second, I wanted to be able to control the calculation and design process so the complexity was…

Main-Scenarios for this helmet are impacts from the front, rear and side. For example, in street skating there is no protection of the upper region of the head needed, because the maximum height of the fall prevents skaters from falling on top of their heads. To prevent damage to the skull in general, the energy of the impact is spread to a bigger area.

For illustration, the results of the first 3D-calculations show a helmet and a human skull. Furthermore there are shown several 2D-patterns.

Dear Students In this project, you are working with a lot of „external“ influences (algorythms, programms, programming) on the shape of objects. In the next meeting I want to discuss 3 questions with you: 1) In this project: when do you have the feeling to be a designer, an operator or an explorer? Which criterion…


Different ways of interpreting the results of the topology optimisation led to two versions of the clamp. For the first clamp I got inspired by the results of the calculation itself. The second design is generated by an algorithm I wrote. The 3D-printed tree-structure is relatively stable compared to the dimensions of its limbs.