Parametric design of steel structures
Parametric design is a process in which a draft can be generated based on data or relations between parts. In a relatively simple way, numerous variants can be considered. This creates a better insight into the possibilities within a design, which results in a better final concept.
During the course you will learn to make parametric models using Grasshopper. The course is tailor made for steel construction and is spread over five days.
The course includes a drawing and a computation module. The first three afternoons are focused on parametric modelling of geometry. The course deals with how to properly set up a clear parametric model. This way of modeling forms the basis for the parametric computation models. Course afternoon 4 and 5 are dedicated to parametric engineering. In this part of the course participants will learn how to set up a parametric finite element model and consecutively how to optimize a steel structure.
After attending the course, participants will be able to draw and calculate a parametric steel hall.
By alternating explanations with short assignments, the knowledge of the participant is gradually expanded during the course. In addition, the full course also includes three homework assignments of about 4 hours. These homework assignments will be discussed during the next course day, see schedule below.
The number of participants is limited to 8.
Course language: English