Anna Maria Koniari
Keywords: Glass, Cast glass, Novel glass applications, Parametric design, Structural optimization, Topologically optimized glass components
Ir. Anna Maria Koniari is currently a Researcher in the Chair of Structural Design & Mechanics and the Chair of Design Informatics in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft. Her fields of interest lie on the synergies between design and engineering and, particularly, in the use of computational methods for the design of elements with advanced performance. During her MSc thesis project, she continued the ongoing research in the direction of using Topology Optimization for the design of large monolithic cast glass components that are time, energy and cost efficient. Particularly, she investigated the development of a customized Topology Optimization algorithm for the design of these components taking advantage of relevant existing approaches in order to create an algorithm particularly tailored to the material properties of glass and the manufacturing constraints that derive from casting.
Anna Maria holds two MSc degrees; in Architectural Engineering by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and in Building Technology by TU Delft. She is currently involved in projects regarding digitalization in education and providing open source educational material. Meanwhile, she is also working part-time as an Architectural Designer in The Architech Company where she is engaging in the optimization of architectural solutions according to daylight and energy criteria for the creation of more efficient and sustainable designs.
Just Glass: Development of a Topology Optimization Algorithm for a Mass-Optimized Cast Glass Component. Koniari, A.M., 2022, MSc Thesis, TU Delft.
Topologically optimized structural glass megaliths: Potential, challenges and guidelines for stretching the mass limits of structural cast glass. Oikonomopoulou, F., Koniari, A. M., Damen, J. T. W., Koopman, D., Stefanaki, M. I. & Bristogianni, T., 2022, In: Current Perspectives and New Directions in Mechanics, Modelling and Design of Structural Systems: Proceedings of The Eighth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa.
Selected research projects
-Topological Optimization of Cast Glass Structural Components – Research Project
-2nd prize for MEGA Course Award regarding Innovation on Computational Workflow – Sponsored by White Lioness Technologies
-2nd prize on Pavilion Design Competition (2021) – Held by TU Delft in collaboration with Janssen AG, Knippers Helbig & gmp architekten
-The Great Moment of Education Award (2013) – Sponsored by Eurobank Greece
Professional memberships & affiliations
-Technical Chamber of Greece (2020)