component reference document for Emu

Just created a reference document over all the components available in Emu. Hopefully useful to provide a more comprehensive overview of the plugin: On a side note – this reference document wasn’t created manually as you can probably guess. I’ve been working on a little hack to automatically pull contents out of .gha files. I may open source the tool some day soon, as … Continue reading component reference document for Emu

emu is now available on food4rhino!

Kicking off 2019 with a little announcement: I’ve made a public release of the Grasshopper plugin I built for my master’s thesis. The tool is called Emu: 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 non-linear bi-axial bending and torsion simulations in the parametric … Continue reading emu is now available on food4rhino!


EMU is a form-finding tool implemented as a plugin to the parametric 3D modelling software Grasshopper3d. It was developed as a part of my M.Sc thesis in structural engineering. The question the thesis addresses is the feasibility of elastically bent gridshells in a Scandinavian context. Looking worldwide at realized gridshells and existing design methods, a gap has been identified between the required analysis process and … Continue reading emu