authors 
Rychter, Zenon and Kozikowska, A. 
year 
1996 
title 
Forms, Eigenforms, Structural Form 
source 
CAD Creativeness [Conference Proceedings / ISBN 8390537702] Bialystock (Poland), 2527 April 1996 pp. 215229 
summary 
The paper advocates an iterative approach, whose cycle is synthesized in the title, towards integrating exploratory geometric design with fundamental structural validation. The approach is geared towards the creative architect seeking free yet buildable forms on his own, in a CAD environment, without the premature intervention of the structural analyst checking design codes. Extraction of natural modes of vibration (eigenforms), within the method of finite elements, is the proposed vehicle for structural formfinding. A string of evolving illustrative examples is given. 
series 
plCAD 
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