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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Tension & Membrane Structures

A comparison of alternative form finding methods in ixCube 4.10 program

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Tension & Membrane Structures
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: A comparison of alternative form finding methods in ixCube 4.10 program
  • Author(s): Renan Prandini, Ruy M.O. Pauletti
  • Keywords: form finding, FDM, NFDM, URS
Abstract
This paper presents a comparison of three different form finding methods available in ixCube 4.10, a specialized software for the design and analysis of membrane structures. A variety of membrane models with different geometry are evaluated, considering the computer time, resulting geometry, and tension distribution, as provided by the Force Density Method (FDM), the Natural Force Density Method (NFDM) and Updated Reference Strategy (URS).

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