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ProArchitect #007 - Voronax - Structural Engineering inspired by Nature

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Published on May 29, 2013

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The link to our video where we explain the automation in structural engineering:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxfVPa...

The link to our video where we explain how Voronax is used in structural optimization:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U4TbX...

In this video we are talking about the structure developed by Milos Dimcic at the Stuttgart University in 2008 as a part of his PhD. The structure is generated as a "relaxed" Voronoi Diagram and thus named Voronax (Voronoi + Relax). More information can be found on our website, where you can also download the complete PhD Thesis in PDF format (in the Publications section).

These are the links where you can download the Voronax plug-in:
http://www.food4rhino.com/project/eve...

We talk about the shift in thinking in structural design. The attempt to design by (re)arranging "cells" instead of lines and points (structural members and joints). With this slightly different approach we can play with structural density like nature does, without losing the aesthetic qualities and at the same time optimizing our structures statically.

The video explaning static optimization with Voronax:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3U4TbX...

The video explaining how the whole static analysis and production process of similar structures can be automated:

The methods are developed in C++ in form of a plug-in for Rhinoceros 3D.

The pictures of microorganisms are from the book "Art Forms from the Ocean" from Ernst Haeckel.

Music by Milos Dimcic.

The short "plant adaptation" videos appearing for couple of seconds are:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKUUSc...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqa_9v...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Mn0-d...

Stay free!

Milos Dimcic
Dr.-Ing.
http://www.programmingarchitecture.com

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