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).
AUTHOR: Tom Svilans
September 22, 2016. Some visual tests, follies, and development snapshots from the last couple of months.
The software tools are accumulating as a pair of libraries – one in .NET, the other in C++/CLR – and some small peripheral utility...
AUTHOR: Angelos Chronis
Despite the continuous development of performance simulation tools, their seamless integration in the design process is still a challenge. One area that has remained largely unexplored is computational fluid dynamics (CFD). CFD simulations have a large variety of...
Industrial Partners: Buro Happold, designtoproduction. Investigating multi scale modelling principles for architectural design. Multi-scale modelling is an interdisciplinary research topic in which systems are modelled at multiple scales and interfaced enabling the modelling of low scale systems to parametrisise and inform high scale systems . The project investigates multi scalar modelling as a means to support iterative build-up of knowledge in the design process in which highly specified material simulations interface with open ended design models.
The project is focused on building performance simulation and new fabrication techniques for the application of “smart materials” in architectural construction.