063-0606-00L  Structural Design VI

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersP. Block, J. Schwartz
Periodicityyearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractThis course teaches computational tools for structural design. After an introduction in the basics of 3D modelling, as well as parametric design, the course focuses on structural form-finding, simulation and optimisation methods. These topics are covered with the aid of design-oriented exercises and built examples showcasing the use of these advanced methods in research and construction projects.
Objective- ability to 3D model complex geometry
- knowledge of parametric design tools
- basic skills in Python scripting
- introductory experience in different form-finding methods
- exposure to basics of computational simulation and optimisation of structures
- application of computational methods to design project