Applying dynamic relaxation techniques to form-find and manufacture curve-crease folded panels

Shajay Bhooshan, Vishu Bhooshan, Mostafa ElSayed, Suryansh Chandra, Paul Richens, Paul Shepherd

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The research incorporated in the paper stems from the design and fabrication of a self-supporting, multi-panel installation for the Venice Biennale 2012 and operates against the backdrop of the exciting potentials that the field of curved-crease folding offers in the development of curved surfaces that can be manufactured from sheet material. The two main challenges were developing an intuitive design strategy and production of information adhering to manufacturing constraints. The essential contribution of the paper is a proposed interactive form-finding method for curve-crease geometries that could negotiate the multiple objectives of ease of use in exploratory design, and manufacturing constraints of their architectural-scale assemblies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-786
Number of pages14
JournalSimulation : Transactions of The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015


  • curved-crease folding
  • interactive simulation
  • design workflows and digital tools
  • dynamic relaxation
  • multi-objective solvers and feedback


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