Subdivision surfaces for integrated design, analysis and optimisation

Paul Shepherd, Paul Richens

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011
Event2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter - London, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 20 Sep 201123 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityLondon
Period20/09/1123/09/11

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    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.