Subdivision surfaces for integrated design, analysis and optimisation


Shepherd, P. and Richens, P., 2011. Subdivision surfaces for integrated design, analysis and optimisation. In: 2011 IASS Annual Symposium: IABSE-IASS 2011: Taller, Longer, Lighter, 2011-09-20 - 2011-09-23.

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    The research described in this paper combines simple fast analysis and optimisation routines with in-house subdivision surface based parametric modelling software. The aim is to demonstrate a new collaborative environment in which engineers and architects can work closely together, and get instant feedback on the effects of design decisions in terms of structural and environmental performance. A real-life case study project, the design of an ETFE cushion-clad dome structure as an extension to the Aarhus Botanical Garden in Denmark, is used to demonstrate the benefits of adopting a subdivision surface based concurrent design approach in the construction industry.


    Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
    CreatorsShepherd, P.and Richens, P.
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    Research CentresCentre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA)
    ID Code23719


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