ESR01- MULTIPLE STATES OF EQUILIBRIUM FOR BENDING-ACTIVE (TENSILE) STRUCTURES


ESR01- MULTIPLE STATES OF EQUILIBRIUM FOR BENDING-ACTIVE (TENSILE) STRUCTURES
ESR: Evy L. M. Slabbinck
ESR NUMBER: ESR1
INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS: Foster + Partners + Mc Neel
INSTITUTE: itke

 

 

Description:

Bending-active tensile (BAT) structures introduce a recently new integrative solution into the field of lightweight architecture. This combination of bending-active elements with a tensile element generates challenges for designers due to the complexity in the necessary integrated form-finding and analysis simulations combined with the reciprocal equilibrium, as well as the high level of detail required in fabrication and erection of these form-active structures. These BAT structures remain a challenge, but current developments in CAD and CAE allow designers to engage in that complexity and generate new architectural and structural possibilities in simulating and generating geometry. The research aims to develop an integrated process interface from design to analysis for BAT structures and to explore its potential for architectural design culture.

 

Evy Laura Maurice Slabbinck

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Evy Laura Maurice Slabbinck is a Research Associate and tutor at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart. She obtained the degree “Master of Science in Architectural Engineering” at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Université Libre de Bruxelles in 2014, and also holds a Master of Science from the University of Stuttgart… read more

 

Posts

IRREGULAR CABLE-NETS: EXPLORING IRREGULARITY AS A DRIVER FOR FORM AND STRUCTURE

Author: Evy Slabbinck

Unlike conventional cable-nets that typically use evenly spaced cables laid out in an orthogonal-grid, introducing irregular patterns into the form-finding process of cable structures enables designs with non-directional grids and varying cable concentration. read more

Keywords: · cable-net · form-finding · topology · voronoi

MASTERCLASS – EXPLORING SOFTWARE APPROACHES IN SIMULATING BENDING-ACTIVE SYSTEMS

Author: Evy Slabbinck

Masterclass: EXPLORING SOFTWARE APPROACHES IN SIMULATING BENDING-ACTIVE SYSTEMS. At IASS Annual Symposium 2017, 22-24 Sept. 2017, Hamburg, Germany, co-organised as Training School by COST Action TU1303 ‚Novel Structural Skins‘ Trainers: Riccardo La Magna, Philipp Längst, Gregory Quinn with special support of Julian Lienhard, Daniel Piker and Anna Bauer read more

Keywords: · bending-active · form-finding · hybrid structures · IASS · masterclass · tensile

A COMPARATIVE OVERVIEW OF GENERATIVE APPROACHES FOR COMPUTATIONAL FORM-FINDING OF BENDING-ACTIVE TENSILE STRUCTURES

Author: Evy Slabbinck

Bending-active tensile hybrid structures refers to the coupling of bending- and tension-form-active components within a unique and stiffer construct. The variety of possible shapes applicable to the design of these structures demands new ideas around real-time physics-based simulations for the development of more flexible and interactive design spaces. read more

Keywords: · bending-active · form-finding · generative design · hybrid structures

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR ANALYZING AND DESIGNING BENDING-ACTIVE TENSILE HYBRID STRUCTURES

Author: Evy Slabbinck

This paper investigates and demonstrates the structural and architectural potentials of torsion in plate elements for bending-active tensile structures and evaluates the limits to which torsion can be employed in plate-hybrid structures. Bending‐active tensile structures are a novel typology of lightweight structures utilizing integrated bending-active elements as support for a membrane structure. read more

Keywords: · BAT · BATH · bending-active · global BATH · hybrid structure · local BATH

TORSION AS A DESIGN DRIVER IN PLATE-BENDING-ACTIVE TENSILE STRUCTURES

Author: Evy Slabbinck

This paper investigates and demonstrates the structural and architectural potentials of torsion in plate elements for bending-active tensile structures and evaluates the limits to which torsion can be employed in plate-hybrid structures. Bending‐active tensile structures are a novel typology of lightweight structures utilizing integrated bending-active elements as support for a membrane structure. read more

Keywords: · BAT · bending-active · hybrid structure · membrane · torsion

Hierarchical multi-resolution simulation for bending-active tensile hybrid structures based on isogeometric analysis

Author: Evy Slabbinck

Integration between design and analysis is becoming more significant, and requires an easy back and forward transfer between design and analysis geometry. Isogeometric analysis (IGA) is filling the gap between structural analysis (FEA) and design software (CAD). read more

Keywords: · BAT_01 · bending-active · hybrid structures · IGA · isogeometric · simulation

Concept of Isogeometric Analysis – ESR1

Author: Evy Slabbinck

Isogeometric Analysis (IGA) is an emerging technology driven by the present gap between the simulation of structural analysis (FEA) and design software (CAD). IGA is a promising new topic in computational mechanics and was first introduced in 2005 by Thomas J. R. Hughes. read more

Keywords: · analysis · CAD · design · FEA · hughes · isogeometric

Evy Laura Maurice Slabbinck

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Evy Laura Maurice Slabbinck is a Research Associate and tutor at the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart. read more

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