Funded Projects (since 1992)

Identification of Phenomenological Parameters in Constitutive Models for Large Deformation Plasticity


Shape Optimization with Adaptive Mesh Refinement

Funding: UK-Dutch Joint Research Projects JRP050 and JRP185/050 Engineering Mechanics of The British Council and NWO
Programme: 1994 - 1996
Collaboration: Prof. F. van Keulen, Delft University of Technology.

Computational Mechanics of Masonry

Funding: EU Project INTAS 94-4383.
Programme: 1996 - 1998

Development of a Novel Structural Optimization Technique Based on Multipoint Approximations and Genetic Algorithms

Funding: EU TMR Grant No ERBFMBICT961615
Programme: 1997 - 2000
Staff involved: V.V. Toropov (project co-ordinator), Luis F. Alvarez (research assistant)

EDO-NET: Engineering Design Optimization Network

Funding: EPSRC Grant Ref.: GR/M00770
Programme: 1998 - 2001

Optimization of Steel Portal Frame Structures

Funding: Wescol - Glosford plc
Programme: 1999 - 2002
Staff involved: V.V. Toropov (project co-ordinator), F.B. Mok (post-doctoral research assistant), R.K. Westbrook and S.W. Garrity

Small-scale CHP plant based on a hermetic four cylinder Stirling engine for biomass fuels

Funding: EU Grant, Programme on Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development
Programme: 2000 - 2002. Task: optimization of the thermodynamic performance of a hermetic four cylinder Stirling engine
Staff involved: V.V. Toropov (partner), Post-doctoral research assistant (to be appointed)

Elasto-plastic geometrically nonlinear structural optimization

Funding: EPSRC grant GR/M77185
Programme: 2000 - 2002
Staff involved: Dr P.D. Gosling. Newcastle Engineering Design Centre (Principal Investigator ), Professor P. Bettess, Durham University (Co-investigator ), V.V. Toropov (Co-investigator )

Optimization and inverse problems of large deformation plasticity

Funding: The Royal Society UK-Japan Joint Project
Programme: 2000 - 2002
Collaboration with Prof. F. Yoshida, Engineering Elasto-Plasticity Laboratory, Hiroshima University

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