Structural Optimization of Free-Form Grid Shells

  title={Structural Optimization of Free-Form Grid Shells},
  author={Milos DIMCIC},
  • Milos DIMCIC
  • Published 2011
In the 21 st century, as free-form design gains popularity, free-form grid shells are becoming a universal structural solution, enabling merger of structure and façade into a single layer – a skin [1]. This paper shows some of the results of a research project concerned with the optimization of grid structures over some predefined free form shape, with the goal of generating a stable and statically efficient structure. It shows how combining design and FEM software in an iterative, Genetic… CONTINUE READING