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id ecaade2012_124
authors Wierzbicki-Neagu, Madalina ; Silva, Clarence Wilfred de
year 2012
title Application of Fuzzy Logic for Optimizing Foldable Freeform Geometries: An example of a practical application – a foldable window shade
source Achten, Henri; Pavlicek, Jiri; Hulin, Jaroslav; Matejovska, Dana (eds.), Digital Physicality - Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference - Volume 1 / ISBN 978-9-4912070-2-0, Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Architecture (Czech Republic) 12-14 September 2012, pp. 709-717.
summary This paper concerns the current discourse on computer-aided design tools for architectural design. There are drawbacks of purely analytic design tools which hinder a system-level, end-effect oriented ideation. For instance, most freeform quadrilateral meshes are fully constrained and therefore not capable of folding. They can only fold under special circumstances – when their geometry satisfi es the conditions of over-constrained kinematics. However, such intent of folding cannot be captured using simple modeling based on parameters and constraints. Furthermore, algorithmization of mesh kinematics using formulas is infl exible, it cannot handle topological variations, and it inhibits the interactive control of the model. In this paper, a fuzzy logic algorithm which uses a goal-oriented, human-like reasoning to control the parametric model is proposed. The algorithm applies easily observable behaviors of the geometry to adjust the selected patches until the entire shell can be folded. The algorithm relies on designer-observable characteristics of motion rather than on formulaic representations. Such approach directs the designers’ focus on the desired outcome while avoiding the drawbacks of analytic modeling of complex kinematics.
wos WOS:000330322400075
keywords Folding structures; fuzzy logic; intent-driven design; freeform quadrilateral mesh
series eCAADe
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