Starting from funicular models, chain models and hanging membranes, the role of 3D physical models in optimized shape research is the basis of form-finding strategies. Advances in structural optimized shape design derive from the wide spread of special digital form-finding tools. The goal of this paper is to test and evaluate interdisciplinary approaches based on computational tools useful in the form finding of efficient structural systems. This work is aimed at designing an inverse hanging shape subdivided into polygonal voussoirs (Voronoi patterns) by relaxing a planar discrete and elastic system, loaded at each point and anchored along its boundary. The workflow involves shaping, discretization (from pre-shaped paneling to digital stereotomy) and structural analysis carried out using two modeling approaches, finite element and rigid block modeling, using an in-house software tool, LiABlock_3D (MATLAB®), to check the stress state and to evaluate the equilibrium stability of the final shell.

Digital Form Finding using Voronoi pattern

Emanuela Lanzara;
2021-01-01

Abstract

Starting from funicular models, chain models and hanging membranes, the role of 3D physical models in optimized shape research is the basis of form-finding strategies. Advances in structural optimized shape design derive from the wide spread of special digital form-finding tools. The goal of this paper is to test and evaluate interdisciplinary approaches based on computational tools useful in the form finding of efficient structural systems. This work is aimed at designing an inverse hanging shape subdivided into polygonal voussoirs (Voronoi patterns) by relaxing a planar discrete and elastic system, loaded at each point and anchored along its boundary. The workflow involves shaping, discretization (from pre-shaped paneling to digital stereotomy) and structural analysis carried out using two modeling approaches, finite element and rigid block modeling, using an in-house software tool, LiABlock_3D (MATLAB®), to check the stress state and to evaluate the equilibrium stability of the final shell.
Digital form fnding · Voronoi pattern · Masonry domes
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