Constraint-Based Graphic Statics: New paradigms of computer-aided structural equilibrium design

This paper presents a new computer-aided environment aimed at assisting designers during the very first stages of the structural design process. It gives designers the opportunity to build and modify interactively geometric constraints that control the structural shape and its static equilibrium simultaneously and in an entirely graphical way. Following a brief contextualisation, the paper presents the main features of the inner algorithms. Typical uses are then described in order to illustrate the wide range of applications and their practical benefits. As a result, it is argued that this environment opens up new opportunities for precognitive, chronology-free and highly interactive paradigms of structural equilibrium design.

Tarczewski, Romuald
Published in:
Proceedings of the IASS Symposium 2013: Beyond the Limits of Man
Presented at:
International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium 2013: Beyond the Limits of Man, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland, September 23-27, 2013
Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw, Poland

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