This paper outlines a simple method for algorithmically generating efficient space-frame geometries. By using Conway operators, the top and bottom surface of a shell-like space frame is generated, and these two layers are then linked together to form a structurally sound space-frame. The structural performance of the frames is then improved by applying existing structural layout optimisation methods, resulting in an efficient and elegant way of generating efficient and elegant structures.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Sep 2013|
|Event||International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2013 - Wroclaw, Poland|
Duration: 23 Sep 2013 → 27 Sep 2013
|Conference||International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2013|
|Period||23/09/13 → 27/09/13|
- Topology, Layout, Optimisation, Subdivision Surface, Space Frame, Conway Operator, Computation, Geometry
Shepherd, P., & Pearson, W. (2013). Topology optimisation of algorithmically generated space frames. Paper presented at International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2013, Wroclaw, Poland.