Monday, 14 June 2010

Parametric Vault

Based on TNA, I implemented together with Philippe Block a grasshopper definition for the generation of structural freeform vaults. The image shows a structural surface with an non-uniform force distribution. This work is part of a resarch project done at the ETH Zurich.


This model of a compression-only vault has been build using rapid prototyping. It stands just by gravity and friction.


Implementation-wise the matrix computation routines from rhino SDK have been used inside grasshopper vb.net nodes. Download the grasshopper definition here. A tutorial video shows the use of the definition.

5 comments:

Benjamin Golder said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm really excited about learning more about TNA and making sweet vaults with it. Very cool, and excellent blog.

視訊聊天網站 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Dreamation said...

This is very exciting, however, I could not find more information on TNA on google, any paper or writings about that?

Lorenz Lachauer said...

Thanks for your comment, I updated the project links. There you will find Philippe Block's PhD as well.

benjamin said...

hey Lorenz i think the link for the definition i expired, any chance of reposting?

best,

benjamin

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