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id ijac20109202
authors van Embden, Maria Vera; Andres, Michela Turrin, Peter von Buelow
year 2011
title ARCHITECTURAL DNA: A genetic exploration of complex structures
source International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 9 - no. 2, 133-150
summary The approach demonstrated in this paper uses Evolutionary Computation (EC) to enhance and modify structural form based on biological micro structures.The forms are modified to conform to new boundary conditions associated with architectural structures.The process is based on a Genetic Algorithm (GA) which visually exposes for the designer a range of good performing solutions within thedesign space. The application of the GA is combined with parametric software, in this case Generative Components (GC). The program described here as ParaGen (Parametric Genetic Algorithm), uses a Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to determine the structural performance of the forms.This allows the designer to manipulate and optimize a parametrically defined model based on predefined criteria and parameters.The opportunities and limitations of this design process are explored and evaluated based on an experimental case study using topologies based on radiolarian skeletons.The design procedure described includes user interaction in the exploration of solutions that perform well both for the explicitly defined programmatic criteria (structural) as well as for the implicit criteria provided by the designer (visual aesthetic).
keywords structural morphology, parametric design, genetic algorithm, structural optimization.
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100%; open Embden Andres, M.V (2009) Find in CUMINCAD Structural DNA - Genetic Exploration of Biological Micro Structures for Architectural Applications , Southwest ACSA Preceedings
100%; open M.S. Afanasieva (2005) Find in CUMINCAD Radiolarian Skeleton: morphology of spines, internal framework, and primary sphere , Pateontological Institute, RAS Moscow
100%; open R.Togores, C. Otero (2003) Find in CUMINCAD Planar Subdivisions by Radical Axes Applied to Structural Morphology , ICCSA 2003, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
100%; open Thompson, D. (1961) Find in CUMINCAD On Growth and Form , New York, Cambridge University Press

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