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Vol. 51 (2010) No. 3 September n. 165

New challenges for the Structural Morphology Group

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 51 (2010) No. 3 September n. 165
  • Pages: 183-189
  • Title: New challenges for the Structural Morphology Group
  • Author(s): A. Borgart
  • Keywords: Structural Morphology, Complex Geometry Structures, Computational Design Tools, Form Finding / Optimization Methods, New Structural Typologies
During the last decade an increasing amount of complex geometry structures have been built. Building these complex structures in an efficient and economic way has posed considerable problems for engineers and construction companies. Computational design tools and form finding / optimization methods can assist in rationalizing the engineering and construction process, but they have their limitations which should be taken into account with regards to education and for further research. New structural typologies could help to further rationalize the process, and give opportunities to design complex geometry building with coherent structures. In this paper some relevant questions are asked which will be discussed and further researched by the members of the Structural Morphology Group, some possible directions are given in the paper.

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