PDEng trainee Topology optimization of 3D printed concrete bridges

3D Concrete Printing

This PDEng traineeship (full-time, 2 years) is related to the realization of a 3D printed bridge, which is structurally optimized in terms of material usage. The goal is to realize an optimization model which can be utilized to design concrete bridges with minimal material use, to be manufactured by 3D printing. The results of the optimization model will be validated by experimental research. This model will then be applied in practice, to design and manufacture a 3D printed concrete bridge. 

The PDEng trainee will be embedded in the research group 3D concrete printing (see www.tue.nl/3Dconcreteprinting). The PDEng trainee will closely collaborate with a second trainee in this project. For questions about the project please contact dr. ir. Rob Wolfs (r.j.m.wolfs@tue.nl).