id 
ecaade2014_066 
authors 
Timo Harboe Nielsen, Stephen Melville and Iain Sproat 
year 
2014 
title 
Populating surfaces with holes using particle repulsion based on scalar fields 
source 
Thompson, Emine Mine (ed.), Fusion  Proceedings of the 32nd eCAADe Conference  Volume 1, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK, 1012 September 2014, pp. 537545 
wos 
WOS:000361384700053 
summary 
This paper describes the relaxation of charged particles in order to create a pattern of voids based on a scalar field on any complex polygon mesh. A scalar field representing stress values or a greyscale image, can be used to create void patterns of aesthetic or structural character; all with full awareness of the materiality. Following relaxation, areas with low scalar values consist of large voids with a small distance between them. Areas of high scalar value consist of small voids with a greater distance between them. This research has been applied in the design of a sculpture at Oxford Brookes University, where stress data from Finite Element Software has been used for the automatic and rational distribution of holes. 
keywords 
Surface perforation; geometry optimisation; particle repulsion 
series 
eCAADe 
email 
timonielsen@me.com 
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