Hollis Smith

Hollis Smith
University of Connecticut | UConn · Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Education
August 2017 - May 2022
University of Connecticut
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering
August 2013 - May 2017
University of Connecticut
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Publications (10)
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This work introduces a topology optimization method for the design of structures composed of fiber-reinforced, rectangular plates. Each of the plates has a predetermined, non-designable reinforcement, and the proposed method determines an optimal layout of the plates within a prescribed three-dimensional region. A plate is modeled using a homogeneo...
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View Video Presentation: https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2022-2245.vid This work aims to address the challenging problem of buckling in topology optimization of structures made of geometric components. Specifically, the structure may be composed entirely from the union of bar or plate geometric primitives, or these primitives may reinforce a fixed struct...
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This work presents a topology optimization method for the design of structures composed exclusively of rectangular plates made of a predetermined, generally anisotropic material. The geometry projection method is employed to map the highlevel geometry and material properties to a fixed grid for the analysis, thus circumventing the need to re-mesh u...
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We present a novel topology optimization (TO) method for the design of structures composed of bars that are made of an orthotropic, fiber-reinforced material. The designs generated under this framework tailor the layout of the fiber-reinforced bars to maximize the stiffness of the structure for a fixed amount of material. The proposed method extend...
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This work introduces a topology optimization technique for the design of fail-safe structures made of geometric components. Specifically, the structure is made of the union of bar or plate geometric primitives. The geometry projection method is employed to smoothly map the geometric parameters that describe the primitives onto a continuous density...
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This work introduces a topology optimization method for the design of structures composed of rectangular plates each of which is made of a predetermined anisotropic material. This work builds upon the geometry projection method with two notable additions. First, a novel geometric parameterization of plates represented by offset surfaces is formulat...
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This work introduces a MATLAB code to perform the topology optimization of structures made of bars using the geometry projection method. The primary objective of this code is to make available to the structural optimization community a simple implementation of the geometry projection method that illustrates the formulation and makes it possible to...
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A key element of the Department of Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Program at the University of Connecticut is the industrial sponsorship of virtually all Capstone projects. This paper is a collaborative effort between the Program Manager and two of the current 2016–2017 student teams. The students discuss their initial reasons for selecting t...

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