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).
Some visual tests, follies, and development snapshots from the last couple of months.
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.
Early design phase needs a search strategy that supports the ambiguous nature of design, which can give the designer complete freedom of investigating the design instances with all their trade-offs, rather than limiting the designer with vaguely defined criteria to optimize for....
The project is focused on building performance simulation and new fabrication techniques for the application of “smart materials” in architectural construction.