Category Archives: Stage Development

System Matrix [November 2012]

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Images of Models_taken on 19.11.2012

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3 Strut Tensegrity – Dynamic Component- Experiment

The experiment shows the dynamic behaviour of  a 3 strut tensegrity component made with nitinol (nickel+titanium alloy) springs.

The source of heat used is a daily-use hair dryer. The activation temperature of nitinol springs is 45 degree Celsius.

West Facade Test – 3 Strut Tensegrity System – Optimization

The digital test is run for a West facing facade.

Location: New Delhi

Date: 21st June 2012

Time: 12:00 pm

Fitness Criteria – Max. Exposure on the inner surface (passing through the porous system) + Max. Angle of Incidence (on each face)

Programmatic Development [November 2012]

DIGITAL SIMULATION OF A 4 STRUT TENSEGRITY SYSTEM

Digital Simulation of a system made of 4 strut tensegrity component systems, with actuators attached to the global system, leading to a combination of individual and collective behaviour. The optimization is lead by parameters of exposure (light entering the system) and angle of incidence (of each face on the surface), and fitness criteria are variable.

Tools used –

1. Genetic Algorithm created using Python Scripting and Grasshopper.

2. Kangaroo-Physics Engine in GH for Rhino

3. Galapagos – Evolutionary Solver in GH for Rhino

Digital Simulation of a 3 Strut Tensegrity System

Digital Simulation of a system made of 3 strut tensegrity component systems, with actuators attached to individual components, leading to a collective and emergent behaviour. The optimization is lead by parameters of exposure (light entering the system) and angle of incidence (of each face on the surface), and fitness criteria are variable.

Tools used –

1. Genetic Algorithm created using Python Scripting and Grasshopper.

2. Kangaroo-Physics Engine in GH for Rhino

3. Galapagos – Evolutionary Solver in GH for Rhino

 

Research Development II [November 2012]

digital simulation of multifaceted folding surface

This is a digital simulation of testing the developed genetic algorithm on a multifaceted folding surface with flexible joints, using the physics engine Kangaroo and evolutionary solver Galapagos, in Grasshopper /Rhino. The surface is constrained by a number of anchor points and parametrized by a number of actuators on the global geometry, with constrained forces and displacements.