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

IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Conceptual Design

Biomimetics and structural morphology: case studies

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Conceptual Design
  • Pages: 7
  • Title: Biomimetics and structural morphology: case studies
  • Author(s): Irmgard Lochner-Aldinger
  • Keywords: topology optimization, biomimetics, lightweight structures
This paper presents developments in the field of biomimetically inspired structural geometries. The combination of biomimetic studies and the application of methods of topology optimization was subject to previous studies, where a general approach to structural morphology, based on elements of classical structural analysis such as columns - beams - slabs - shells etc, was linked to the methods of topology optimization. The aim of this project is to combine the classical structural theory and analysis to new methods of structural design. The studies carried out relate to the research projects of Frei Otto and the research project "Nat・liche Konstruktionen" (structures in nature) as pursued in the project "SFB 230".The studies initiate a classification of structural systems according to their geometries and their loading / stress conditions. Structural geometries are derived according to their stress conditions.

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