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id ecaade2009_021
authors Fleischmann, Moritz; Ahlquist, Sean
year 2009
title Cylindrical Mesh Morphologies: Study of Computational Meshes based on Parameters of Force, Material, and Space for the Design of Tension-Active Structures
source Computation: The New Realm of Architectural Design [27th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-8-9] Istanbul (Turkey) 16-19 September 2009, pp. 39-46
wos WOS:000334282200003
summary In experimenting with digital processes for simulating the behavior of tension-active cable nets, a method was developed for creating informed geometries by utilizing computational meshes that carry properties of structure, space, and material. A spring-based particle system provided the dynamics to simulate the flow of tension force through the geometry. Particular functions were scripted to embed logics for fabrication and analysis of spatial parameters. This formulated a lightweight, reactive design tool for which multiple cable net morphologies could be quickly generated. This paper will describe the experiments in creating the method to generate such cable net morphologies, and discuss the potential application for this computational framework to apply to other architectural systems.
keywords Computation, particle system, spring, dynamic relaxation, processing, fabrication
series eCAADe
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