Thursday, August 6, 2009

GC - set-up

I decided after some discussion and thinking, to use the right support configuration for the model. Since cellular structures in nature, tend to arrange perpendicular to stiffer surfaces. This is the most optimal way to distribute forces within a structure. This phenomenon is also seen within radiolarian skeletons.

40 rings model with higher densities of points

This image illustrates the way the points are projected onto the dome in GC.


Symmetric or almost symmetric?
Either symmetric or total a-symmetric...? For our topic, it might be best to use symmetric, because we decided not to focus too deeply on wind forces for now.

Perfect Symmetric configuration of 40 ring model

To explore the possibilities of having the rings regulated, I added some images of different amounts of rings below. each set is a screen shot of a different GC model. Within one model, the rings are limited to a specific amount. (5,7,10,10,20,40)

I still hope to find a way to integrate them into one GC model.

random results of configurations based on different ring densities.

It would be best to control the density of the rings in the same GC model. But until this point we cannot integrate this into one script.together with the point distribution variables. I hope we can manage to solve this. but we might will test different models for specific ring densities.

This is an example of a possible configuration of points based on a 40 ring model. This would be the most dense ring-density possible within the model. We defined 41 different variables to define independent point distribution along each ring. .

This image shows a model with different densities of points per ring (20 rings)
voronoi on top & delaunay below (based on same points)

Voronoi (above) vs Delaunay (below) GC

Voronoi Dome GC

Test Run

This homogeneous hexagon dome is ready for a test run. The maximal values are illustrated in the pic below, all values in between are part of the "solution space"

test run