(For a full list see below or go to Google Scholar, ResearchGate)

Stress Field Prediction in Cantilevered Structures Using Convolutional Neural Networks

We present a deep learning method for fast predictions of the stress fields generated in cantilevered structures subject to external forces.

Zhenguo Nie; Haoliang Jiang; and Levent Burak Kara

Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, (2019)

A Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach For Global Routing

We present a deep reinforcement learning method for solving the global routing problem.

Haiguang Liao; Wentai Zhang ; Xuliang Dong; Barnabas Poczos; Kenji Shimada; and Levent Burak Kara

Journal of Mechanical Design, (2020)

Structural Design Using Laplacian Shells

We present a method for designing lightweight shell structures that are durable under the external forces that the objects experience during their use.

Erva Ulu; James McCann; and Levent Burak Kara

Computer Graphics Forum, (2019)

See also the video

Concurrent Structure and Process Optimization for Minimum Cost Metal Additive Manufacturing

We develop a design for 3D AM algorithm that minimizes the overall cost of parts production through structural and process parameter optimization.

Erva Ulu; Runze Huang; Levent Burak Kara; and Kate S. Whitefoot

Journal of Mechanical Design, (2019)

See also and CMU

3D Shape Synthesis for Conceptual Design and Optimization Using Variational Autoencoders

We present a data-driven 3D shape design method that can learn a generative model from a corpus of existing designs, and use this model to produce a wide range of new designs.

Wentai Zhang; Zhangsihao Yang; Haoliang Jiang; Suyash Nigam; Soji Yamakawa; Tomotake Furuhata; Kenji Shimada; and Levent Burak Kara

ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, (2019)

Data-driven Upsampling of Point Clouds

We present a data-driven point cloud upsamling algorithm using a deep learning architecture.

Wentai Zhang; Haoliang Jiang; Zhangsihao Yang; Soji Yamakawa; Kenji Shimada; and Levent Burak Kara

Computer-Aided Design, (2019)

Prediction of Nitrogen Concentration In Fuel Cells Using Data-driven Modeling

We present and compare a set of machine learning methods for predicting nitrogen concentration in proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs).

Tong Lin; Leiming Hu; Shawn Litster; and Levent Burak Kara

ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, (2019)

Lightweight Structure Design Under Force Location Uncertainty

We develop a new toplogy optimization method particularly useful in the presence of moving loads.

Erva Ulu; James McCann; and Levent Burak Kara

ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH), (2017)

See also the video and highlights at and CMU

Reconstruction of a Deformed Tumor Based on Fiducial Marker Registration - A Computational Feasibility Study

We present a fast computational algorithm for predicting soft tissue deformations using a set of fiducial markers.

Ye Han; Emily Oakley; Gal Shafirstein; Yoed Rabin; and Levent Burak Kara

Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment, (2018)

Designing coupling behaviors using compliant shape optimization

We introduce a method for designing coupling behaviors between an arbitrary compliant structure and an arbitrary rigid object. Resulting structures exhibit the desired coupling behavior such as ease of engagement-disengagement and grip.

Nurcan Gecer Uu; Stelian Coros; and Levent Burak Kara

Computer-Aided Design, (2018)

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