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id ecaade2008_132
authors Kanellos, Anastasios; Hanna, Sean
year 2008
title Topological Self-Organisation
source Architecture in Computro [26th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-7-2] Antwerpen (Belgium) 17-20 September 2008, pp. 459-466
summary The problem of filling a given volume with a 3-dimensional structural network lattice comprising a certain number of nodes is considered. The proposed method of approach is contained within the framework of iterative physical dynamic simulation and implements a generative algorithm that features a particle-spring system. The algorithm is able to suitably arrange nodes in the space of a volumetric envelope and establish connections between them through local rules of self-organisation, thus producing efficient space frames without having prior knowledge of either geometry or topology of the network lattice.
keywords Physical dynamic simulation, particle-spring system, space frame
series eCAADe
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