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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: Computational Methods

Interactive tool that empowers structural understanding and enables fem analysis in a parametric design environment

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Computational Methods
  • Title: Interactive tool that empowers structural understanding and enables fem analysis in a parametric design environment
  • Author(s): Jesper Thøger CHRISTENSEN, Dario PARIGI, Poul Henning KIRKEGAARD
  • Keywords: structural design and analysis, computational design tools, parametric modelling, conceptual design, CAAD curriculum
Abstract
This paper introduces an interactive tool developed to integrate structural analysis in the architectural design environment from the early conceptual design stage. The tool improves exchange of data between the design environment of Rhino Grasshopper and the FEM analysis of Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis. Further the tool provides intuitive setup and visual aids in order to facilitate the process. Enabling students and professionals to quickly analyze and evaluate multiple design variations. The tool has been developed inside the Performance Aided Design course at the Master of Architecture and Design at Aalborg University.

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