The research described in this paper combines simple fast analysis and optimisation routines with in-house subdivision surface based parametric modelling software. The aim is to demonstrate a new collaborative environment in which engineers and architects can work closely together, and get instant feedback on the effects of design decisions in terms of structural and environmental performance. A real-life case study project, the design of an ETFE cushion-clad dome structure as an extension to the Aarhus Botanical Garden in Denmark, is used to demonstrate the benefits of adopting a subdivision surface based concurrent design approach in the construction industry.
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2011|
|Event||2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter - London, UK United Kingdom|
Duration: 20 Sep 2011 → 23 Sep 2011
|Conference||2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter|
|Country||UK United Kingdom|
|Period||20/09/11 → 23/09/11|
Shepherd, P., & Richens, P. (2011). Subdivision surfaces for integrated design, analysis and optimisation. Paper presented at 2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter, London, UK United Kingdom.