Emu is an interactive structural analysis and form-finding tool based on a 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) formulation of the dynamic relaxation method allowing engineers and designers to run bi-axial bending and torsion simulations in the parametric environment of Grasshopper3d. It is aimed to be used in early design stages but yet giving real structural feedback.
Emu was developed as part of a Master’s thesis in Structural Engineering and Building Technology at Chalmers University of Technology, with the aim of simulating the very non-linear process of elastic gridshell erection. The thesis can be found here.
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