Graphic Statics in Grasshopper

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Graphic Statics in Grasshopper

Graphic Statics in Grasshopper

Professor: John Ochsendorf

2010 Building Technologies MIT

 Using a method of analysis by William Wolfe- documented in “Graphical analysis; a text book on graphic statics” I created a Grasshopper tool for the generation of spherical domes. I was fascinated by the diagrams and how they perfectly articulated where the forces transition from compression to tension (because spheres are not funicular). I used the grasshopper tool generate 2d statics diagrams and 3d hollow core bricks, sized tension cables, and robot programs for milling brick molds.

Using a method of analysis by William Wolfe- documented in “Graphical analysis; a text book on graphic statics” I created a Grasshopper tool for the generation of spherical domes. I was fascinated by the diagrams and how they perfectly articulated where the forces transition from compression to tension (because spheres are not funicular). I used the grasshopper tool generate 2d statics diagrams and 3d hollow core bricks, sized tension cables, and robot programs for milling brick molds.

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