Improving finite element implementation in topology optimisation

Salam Al-Sabah


Salam is working with Arup as an associate for the last 10 years. He has vast experience in the structural design in Ireland and other parts of the world. Significant projects in Ireland include the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and Sean O’Casey Bridge. He is interested in the structural analysis and design of non-conventional structures and elements using linear and non-linear finite element tools, structural vibration, high-rise buildings, and computer applications in structural engineering. Salam had his PhD from UCD and his recent research is directed to improving finite element and meshfree applications, non-linear analysis, and steel connections.


Structural optimisation has the potential of producing substantial design improvements and cost reductions when applied to whole structures or structural components. Of the many possible directions of structural optimisation,... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Salam Al-Sabah (Arup)

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ST-1 » Structures (10:30 - Tuesday, 30th August, ENG-2002)