LimitState:FORM features in article in The Structural Engineer

A new article featuring the LimitState:FORM design optimization software has been published in the October 2019 issue of The Structural Engineer.

The article describes the use of structural optimization at the conceptual design stage to identify materially efficient solutions incorporating buildability considerations; a 50m span transfer truss is the target application in this case. The approach described takes advantage of the unique interactive features of LimitState:FORM, allowing the designer to balance material efficiency and complexity in an informed manner.

The article builds on the work that won the first author, Helen Fairclough, 1st prize at the 2017 IStructE Young Researchers' Conference. LimitState:FORM is used throughout to showcase the methodology employed.

The article is available from the website of The Structural Engineer.

Visit us at Factories of the Future Expo / Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester, UK


LimitState will be exhibiting at the Factories of the Future (FoF) Expo in Manchester, UK.

Running from 28th Feb to 1st March, the Factories of the Future Expo is free to attend and showcases the latest products and services for Industry 4.0, IoT, smart factories and digital manufacturing. LimitState will be exhibiting on the Innovate UK stand within the Expo. This runs in parallel with the Industry 4.0 Summit, which includes keynote addresses from Government and industry leaders on a number of Industry 4.0 topics.

The Expo is attended by manufacturing professionals from the UK & continental Europe and provides an opportunity to see the latest advances & new technologies in 3D printing, software, automation, robotics and other related areas.

Visit the FoF website to register your place and visit us at the event: