Trabecular topology : computational structural design inspired by bone remodeling
Author(s)Wang, Jingwen, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Caitlin T. Mueller.
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Bone remodeling is the process by which the internal morphology of bones in a healthy person or animal will adapt to the loads under which it is placed. This process makes bone stronger and performs better under daily loadings. It also gives a special topology to the trabecular bone. This thesis proposes a new computational structural design approach inspired by the trabecular bone topology and remodeling process and it can be applied to the 2D, 3D and building-scale structures. It reveals the importance of the connectivity in the structures and provides a innovative bio-inspired method for the future structural topology design.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2017.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 59-60).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering.