Just rolled out Emu 1.1.0 with improved mesh visualization. Get it from here: https://emilpoulsen.com/emu In this version, there is a new component called “Results On Mesh Viz”, which allows you to visualize structural quantities on top of beam mesh extrusions as color gradients. Enjoy! Continue reading emu 1.1.0 release
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!
Amazing what you can do with some plywood, geometry and mechanics. Massive thanks to Emil Adiels and Isak Naslund for organizing such an awesome workshop at Chalmers University of Technology this week. Honored to have been invited to co-organize it. Continue reading The Asymptotic Gridshell workshop
Introducing RESThopper – a system for remote solving grasshopper definitions, making it possible to run GH defs in the web browser, which also happens to be the project that made us WIN (!!) the AECTech2018 hackathon this past weekend in NYC. Here’s how it works: 1. Launch the web app, 2. Copy and paste the content of the GHX file you want to solve, 3. … Continue reading introducing RESThopper
During the AEC Tech workshop today, me and Daniel Segraves from CORE studio talked about different approaches to structural optimization: form-finding, relaxation, genetic algorithms, cross-section optimization, pattern optimization and more! Continue reading snapshot from the AEC Tech workshop
There are a few spots still available in the Structural Optimization workshop I’m co-teaching at the AEC Tech Symposium next week in NYC. If you’re in the area and interested in the topic, be sure to join us! http://core.thorntontomasetti.com/aec-tech-2018/aec-tech-2018-workshops/ Continue reading available seats in structural optimization workshop I’m co-teaching next week
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