News archive

Topology optimization as featured story in Nature magazine Monday, October 9, 2017 - 11:07

Last week the TopOpt groups work on giga-voxel structural design was published Nature. Read it here: Link to Nature and get inspired!

TopOpt course 2017 Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 14:13

The TopOpt course will this year be given from June 21st to June 27th at DTU. For further information please click the link below

Plenary lecture by Ole Sigmund Monday, August 10, 2015 - 14:46

The plenary lecture at the Eccomas Thematic Conference "Coupled Problems 2015" by Ole Sigmund is available through the link below.
Coupled Problems 2015 Plenary lecture
Coupled Problems 2015 web site

TopOpt PhD Course running July 1-7, 2015 Friday, February 13, 2015 - 20:15

The TopOpt PhD level course is running this summer, July 1-7, 2015 at DTU. Please see the course website for more information on this years program and how to sign up.

TopOpt Game Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 21:45

The TopOpt group presents the TopOpt Game - a completely new and fun way to train intuition for optimal design and compete with friends. The app is a puzzle game which allows you to solve 2D minimum compliance problems by hand drawing. It also allows you to create your own levels, which you can use to challenge other users.
The app is available for iOS, Windows and Mac OSX. For more information and download links click here.

PETSc program released Monday, August 18, 2014 - 10:29

The DTU TopOpt groupt is proud to announce the public release of our new framework which allows for +100 million design variable topology optimization. The code is based on the parallel linear algebra library PETSc, while the TopOpt group supplies all the basic building blocks for conducting general topology optimization on structered grids. Check out the details here.

TopOpt and 3D printing - interview with prof. Ole Sigmund (in danish) Wednesday, July 2, 2014 - 07:18
3D TopOpt App Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 20:17

The TopOpt group is happy to release the first interactive 3D topology optimization app for iPhone and iPad. Versions for Windows and Mac OSX will be released shortly.
Click here for more information

TopOpt PhD course Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 21:36

This summer the course “Topology Optimization – Theory and Applications”, a PhD course in Topology Optimization will take place at DTU June 19-25, 2013. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

TopOpt App version 2.0 RELEASE Friday, October 26, 2012 - 10:04

Version 2.0 of the DTU TopOpt App has been released for web, Android and iOS (note that Apple takes a few days to post it on the AppStore). The new version presents new functionality:
- Multiple load cases
- Gravity loads
- Passive domains (prescribed solid or void)
- Custom grid size
- Scale loads
- Pause/Resume optimization

Interactive TopOpt Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:39

The TopOpt group is proudly presenting the first interactive topopt app. The app is developed for mobile platforms and web is now available for the iOS platform. Versions for other platforms will follow.
Click here for more information

PhD School: Numerical Methods for Stochastic Computations Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 16:26

DTU Mechanical Engineering hosts summer school on "Numerical Methods for Stochastic Computations". The main objective of the course is to present the numerical methods for uncertainty quantification(UQ) in a systematic way. Engineering systems are subject to uncertainties in material and geometrical properties, manufacturing processes, loads and supports, etc.

Huller til folket Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 17:50

Selv en international teknologisucces kan trænge til et eftersyn efter 20 års brug. Efter en bevilling fra VILLUM FONDEN, skal der nu fokuseres på at flytte et af verdens mest lovende designværktøjer ind i det 21. århundrede.

Optimal design on TV Monday, September 6, 2010 - 15:30

A lecture on optimal design given by Professor Ole Sigmund was broardcasted today, Monday September 6, by danish national tv. The lecture is available as a part of "Danskernes Akademi" (in danish):

TopFish2010 Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 12:00

Sunday January 24 the Topopt group went fishing with the fishing boat "Hanne-Berit" in Øresund. The weather was indeed very cold and windy. The strong wind and the -5C did not stop the TopFish event and several herrings and cods were caught. Unfortuanetly only one cod exceeded the limit of 38cm. The complete TopFish2010 team is exposed below.

TopFish2010 team

The organizers thank all attendees for a nice trip.

Allan and Casper

Launch of new website Monday, September 7, 2009 - 11:25

The TopOpt group are very pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned website. The content have also be revised and extended in order to cover descriptions and links to the various projects that we take part in.
Please feel free to send any feedback to the webmaster

All computational features enabled Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 20:36

All of the online computational tools from the old website have been enabled on the new TopOpt web-site. Try the Compliance and Mechanism Design in 2D or the 3D Compliance Design .
You can also visit the design galleries of the respective program to see the designs computed by other visitors.

New website design Friday, July 31, 2009 - 11:53

A new design for the TopOpt homepage has been proposed. The new website is based on the CMS Drupal version 6 which makes adding functionality to the site an easy sport.