Publications related to the Centre for Innovative Structures and Materials

Selected publications by members of the CISM since 2010 are given below. If you are unable to obtain a copy from your library or the Internet, you may contact us by emailing

Selected publications 2020

Topology optimization of 3D continuum structures under geometric self-supporting constraint
M Bi, P Tran, YM Xie
Additive Manufacturing 36, 101422, 2020

A new approach to eliminating enclosed voids in topology optimization for additive manufacturing
Y Xiong, S Yao, ZL Zhao, YM Xie
Additive Manufacturing 32, 101006, 2020

Morphological optimization of scorpion telson
ZL Zhao, S Zhou, XQ Feng, YM Xie
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 135, 103773, 2020

Stochastic approaches to generating diverse and competitive structural designs in topology optimization
Y He, K Cai, ZL Zhao, YM Xie
Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 173, 103399, 2020

Inspiration from Nature's body armours: A review of biological and bioinspired composites
A Ghazlan, T Ngo, P Tan, YM Xie, P Tran, M Donough
Composites Part B: Engineering, 108513, 2020

On the interaction of biological and mechanical factors in leaf vein formation
S Lin, L Chen, M Zhang, YM Xie, XD Huang, SW Zhou
Advances in Engineering Software 149, 102905, 2020

A novel non-planar interlocking element for tubular structures
W Xu, X Lin, YM Xie
Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 103, 103503, 2020

A computational investigation into the impact resistance of a precise finite element model derived from micro-CT data of a woodpecker's head
Z Zhang, YM Xie, Q Li, Z Chen, S Zhou
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 112, 104107, 2020

Novel use of calcium sulfoaluminate (CSA) cement for treating problematic soils
J Pooni, D Robert, F Giustozzi, S Setunge, YM Xie, J Xia
Construction and Building Materials 260, 120433, 2020

A reaction–diffusion based level set method for image segmentation in three dimensions
Z Zhang, YM Xie, Q Li, S Zhou
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 96, 103998, 2020

Piezoelectric Properties of Triply Periodic Minimum Surface Structures
H Xu, YM Xie, R Chan, S Zhou
Composites Science and Technology, 108417, 2020

Controlling the maximum first principal stress in topology optimization
A Chen, K Cai, ZL Zhao, Y Zhou, L Xia, YM Xie
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 1-13, 2020

A comparison of fast Fourier transform-based homogenization method to asymptotic homogenization method
Z Chen, YM Xie, Z Wang, Q Li, X Wu, S Zhou
Composite Structures 238, 111979, 2020

The robust fail-safe topological designs based on the von Mises stress
H Wang, J Liu, G Wen, YM Xie
Finite Elements in Analysis and Design 171, 103376, 2020

An innovative and inexpensive experimental setup for testing connections in gridshell structures
H Seifi, AR Javan, X Lin, YM Xie
Engineering Structures 207, 110257, 2020

Re-entrant Auxetic Lattices with Enhanced Stiffness: A Numerical Study
Z Chen, X Wu, YM Xie, Z Wang, S Zhou
International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 105619, 2020

Anisotropic design and optimization of conformal gradient lattice structures
D Li, W Liao, N Dai, YM Xie
Computer-Aided Design 119, 102787, 2020

A direct approach to controlling the topology in structural optimization
ZL Zhao, S Zhou, K Cai, YM Xie
Computers & Structures 227, 106141, 2020

Lessons learnt from a national competition on structural optimization and additive manufacturing
Y Xiong, DW Bao, X Yan, T Xu, YM Xie
Current Chinese Sciences – Structural Engineering 1, 2020

A 101-line MATLAB code for topology optimization using binary variables and integer programming
R Picelli, R Sivapuram, YM Xie
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2020

Bioinspired generative architectural design form-finding and advanced robotic fabrication based on structural performance
DW Bao, X Yan, R Snooks, YM Xie
Architectural Intelligence: Selected Papers from the 1st International Conference on Computational Design and Robotic Fabrication (CDRF 2019), 2020

Static and dynamic properties of pre-twisted leaves and stalks with varying chiral morphologies
ZL Zhao, S Zhou, XQ Feng, YM Xie
Extreme Mechanics Letters 34, 100612, 2020

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