Graphic statics webinar series: Funicular shell form finding
Date & Time

6 December 2021
12:30 - 13:45 GMT

Price
Members - £45.50 + VAT
Standard - £70.00 + VAT

Student discount available; contact [email protected]
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Graphic statics webinar series: Funicular shell form finding

Webinar
Date & Time

6 December 2021
12:30 - 13:45 GMT

Price
Members - £45.50 + VAT
Standard - £70.00 + VAT

Student discount available; contact [email protected]
Availability

Places available

Graphic statics: from basics to computational tools - part 4 of 5.

Graphic statics is a traditional visual analysis method used for centuries to analyse structures and design some of the most elegant and impressive buildings and monuments in human history.

In this session, our expert panel from Block Research Group will introduce Thrust Network Analysis (TNA) and RhinoVAULT 2 - extensions of graphic statics for form finding of funicular shell structures.

Reasons to attend:
  • Learn the essentials of Thrust Network Analysis (TNA)
  • Gain an understanding of RhinoVAULT 2 - a computational implementation of TNA
  • Understand how to use RhinoVAULT 2 to design and analyse funicular shell structures
Who should attend:
  • Engineers with active roles in the conceptual design of structures - particularly shell structures, membrane structures, long span structures and trusses 
  • Conservation engineers assessing equilibrium and stability of masonry structures
  • Engineers looking to use graphic statics to design efficient, material-saving structures
  • Structural engineering students
Concerned about your time zone?

The webinar will be recorded and available to view on-demand for our international audience. On-demand access is included in the price of your webinar ticket.

About the series

This webinar is part 4 of a 5-part series on graphic staticsAll webinars are recorded and available to purchase on-demand following the live broadcast:

1. Graphic statics: structural design and analysis through geometry - available on-demand
2. Graphical analysis of frames and trusses - available on-demand
3. Computational graphical analysis of 2D structures - 16 November 2021
4. Funicular shell form finding - 6 December 2021
5. Advanced computational graphic statics - 27 January 2022

You can book the graphic statics series here


 

Speakers

Ashley Kacha

Chair

Ashley is Senior Engineer (Computational Design) at the IStructE. He coordinates the development and application of computational methods in structural design. His experience in the delivery of architecturally led structural design encourages him to automate repetitive tasks in the pursuit of creative problem solving – developing expertise incomputational design, software design, electronics and additive manufacturing.

Philippe Block

Philippe Block is Professor at the Institute of Technology in Architecture at ETH Zurich, where he co-directs the Block Research Group (BRG). Research at the BRG focuses on computational form finding, optimisation and construction of curved surface structures, specialising in unreinforced masonry vaults and concrete shells. BRG researchers develop innovative structurally informed bespoke prefabrication strategies and novel construction paradigms employing digital fabrication.

Juney Lee

Juney is a lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the Block Research Group of ETH Zurich. He has Master of Architecture and Master of Structural Engineering degrees from MIT, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Berkeley. His research interests include graphic statics, computational geometry, algorithmic design and geometry-based structural form-finding methods and sustainable materials and construction.

Contact

Email - [email protected]

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