Of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures : J . Iass 285 Geometry-based Understanding of Structures

@inproceedings{Mele2012OfTI,
  title={Of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures : J . Iass 285 Geometry-based Understanding of Structures},
  author={Tom Van Mele and Lorenz LACHAUER and Matthias RIPPMANN and Philippe Block},
  year={2012}
}
The development of structures with complex, curved geometry is a complicated process in which spatial and structural considerations are often addressed separately. This paper describes the possibilities of an integrated approach to the form finding of such structures that is based on geometrical rather than analytical or numerical representations of the relation between form and forces. The approach adopts key principles of graphic statics and extends them with the latest research on form… CONTINUE READING