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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Form Finding & Optimization

Optymization of surface dividing using energetic potential method

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Form Finding & Optimization
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Optymization of surface dividing using energetic potential method
  • Author(s): Kajetan Sadowski
  • Keywords: conceptual design, morphology, form finding, optimization
Abstract
Spatial structures are one of the most popular structural systems used to cover large spaces. Arrangement of the bars and nodes has a big influence on the distribution of forces inside the structure. Author was developing the method of dividing a surface which was called the energetic potential method. It is based on a natural process we know as the Coulomb Law. Using it we can create a self-optimizing structure where all of its nodes, mutually repulsing, are finally located in a similar distance to one another. Thanks to special computer program written by Author it was possible to generate a lot of structures with unique topology and after that could do a static analysis of them. After those it was found that some structures have a better ratio than popular structures so Author suppose that the method can have practical application in future.

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