Topology Finding of Structural Patterns

Oval R., Rippmann M., Mesnil R., Van Mele T., Baverel O. and Block P.
Proceedings of Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) 2018

This paper presents a strategy for topological exploration of structural patterns, such as beam grids for gridshells or voussoir tessellations for masonry vaults. The authors define topology finding, by analogy and in complement to form finding, as the design of the connectivity of patterns in relation to architectural and struc- tural requirements. The method focuses on the design of the singularities in the pattern through the automated generation and subsequent rule-based editing of a coarse quad mesh that encodes the properties of the singularities and their rela- tionships before mesh densification, pattern mapping, geometrical exploration and performance assessment.


    author    = "Oval, R. and Rippmann, M. and Mesnil, R. and Van Mele, T. and Baverel, O. and Block, P.",
    title     = "Topology Finding of Structural Patterns",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) 2018",
    year      = "2018",
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    note      = "accepted for publication",

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