Available student project - 3D print pedagogical models of periodic minimal surfaces
- Topological and Structural Science
- Materials Science and Engineering
Schwarz' D surface
Bicontinuous periodic structures are now recognised as appearing in a large variety of physical and biological systems. This project will involve background reading about these fascinating structures, then develop skills in 3D computer modelling software such as Houdini and Surface Evolver. The goal will be to create three or four models of the highest-symmetry structures and illustrate their symmetries in the clearest possible fashion. These will then be printed in colour using the Applied Maths Z-corp printer.
This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
- PhB (1st year)
- PhB (2nd or 3rd year)