Research into lattice-design optimization and additive manufacturing led to a prestigious award for Hasanain Sami Abdulhadi, a Ph.D. engineering student at Wright State.
Abdulhadi was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for best presentation in design and optimization at the Dayton Engineering Science Symposium.
Lattice structures produced by 3D printers are of high importance in the aerospace and biomedical fields. Optimizing those structures is a key goal of researchers.
A student from Iraq who carries a 4.0 grade point average, Abdulhadi has been working under the guidance of Ahsan Mian, an associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science.
“We succeeded in designing new generations of lattice structures with lighter weight and higher mechanical characteristics,” said Abdulhadi. “It was based on changing the strut angle and orientation of body-centered cubic lattice topology as well as predicting their mechanical characteristics and structural parameters.”
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