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IxCube 4.10 application for parametric modeling of membrane structures

Grant number: 15/14999-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2015
Effective date (End): September 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Civil Engineering - Structural Engineering
Principal Investigator:Ruy Marcelo de Oliveira Pauletti
Grantee:Renan Prandini Tan
Host Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The goal of this project is to learn about parametric modeling of tension structures through IxCube 4.10, a software that simplifies the processes of modeling in this particular kind of structure, which often is very complex due to its non-linear behavior. The software was selected due to its simplified methods of form-finding, which one of them was developed by the guiding professor. Besides, the CADRhinoceros integration (software widely used in design and architecture areas through the world), the pattern production tool and the possibility of structural analysis simulation were also elements that incited the choice.

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