Computational Mechanics and Design Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering


Emirates stadium roof trusses
Sunday, May 1, 2016
CMD researchers have secured funding to undertake research on the development methods of identifying efficient structural layouts in large-scale building structures, such as long span roofs and tall buildings. The project also involves researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Bath and a number of prominant bodies from industry. Project... Read more
Panellists John Morrison (Buro Happold), Tom Pritchard (LimitState), Matthew Gilbert (CMD), Angus Ramsay (Ramsay Maunder Associates) & Jon Shave (Parsons Brinckerhoff)
Friday, February 27, 2015
On 26th February 2015 the CMD Research Group hosted an event on the yield-line method, held at the new IStructE HQ in London. The yield-line method has remained largely a hand-analysis technique, limiting its usage. However, recent CMD research has led to it being systematically automated for the first time... Read more
Friday, March 28, 2014
On Friday 4th April CMD members Prof. Matthew Gilbert and Dr Andy Tyas, together with former CMD member Dr Aleksey Pichugin, now of Brunel University, London, will deliver presentations at a special symposium on 'Layout optimization of engineering structures' organised by the Polish Academy of Sciences. The event will be... Read more
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Matthew Gilbert has been invited to make a presentation on 'Application of Layout Optimization in Engineering Analysis and Design' to personnel at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Engineering Laboratory in Washington DC on Thursday 15th August 2013. Further details . NIST is one of the oldest physical... Read more
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Harm Askes will today be awarded with a DEng degree at the graduation ceremony. The DEng is a 'higher doctorate', supplementing the normal doctorate Harm already has from Delft University of Technology. It is awarded for research excellence over a sustained period. Congratulations Harm! Read more