Date of Defense


Date of Graduation



Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

First Advisor

Jinseok Kim

Second Advisor

Judah Ari-Gur


The need for lighter products is becoming increasingly essential as it cuts material cost and significant amount of weight, which is a key factor in the automotive and aerospace industries. Topology optimization allows us to achieve that by applying the concept to different structures with the goal of optimal distribution of material within finite volume design domain. Its algorithms selectively remove and relocate elements to achieve the optimum performance. This project performs a study on the effect of each design parameter over mechanical performance using Finite Element Analysis and applies it to set of wing attachment brackets. The optimized brackets resulted in working more efficiently than the original designs.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access