Computation and geometry in structural design and analysis

Roel Van De Straat, Paul Shepherd, Pete Winslow

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Through three examples from practice spanning decades, this paper demonstrates the evolution of the geometric definition and structural analysis of complex geometry buildings. Gaps in current knowledge relating to computation and geometry are then discussed, and of the case is then made for the birth of the new Computation and Geometry study group as part of the IASS SMG. The study group aims to support research in computational geometry in structural engineering by bringing expert researchers and practitioners together in order to increase and share knowledge. Research themes relate to digital design and the description of structural geometry based on computational methods and techniques. The use of computational methods and software tools in the creation of structural geometry will also be explored.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sept 2011
Event2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Sept 201123 Sept 2011


Conference2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter
Country/TerritoryUK United Kingdom


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