1301 Computational structural design for architecture and civil engineering

  • Makoto Ohsaki, Kyoto University
  • Sigrid Adriaenssens, Princeton University
  • Ruy Pauletti, University of Sao Paulo
  • Yohei Yokosuka, Kagoshima University

Form-finding methods for designing architectural shell structures and tension membrane structures were developed and studied independently of the structural optimization and shape optimization in various fields of mechanics. However, these approaches have recently been combined to establish new trends of computational structural design. Computational geometry and discrete differential geometry also play key roles to incorporate various methods in computer graphics, computer-aided geometric design, and combinatorial geometry, into structural shape design. On the other hand, some new methods in computer graphics utilizes mechanical approaches.

This minisymposium aims at bringing together researchers working on various aspects of computational structural design for architecture and civil engineering. Topics of interest for this minisymposium include, but are not limited to the following:

- Shape optimization of curved surface structures and long-span structures.
- Discrete differential geometry for representation of geometrical properties.
- Mechanics-based method for shape design and morphology of surfaces.
- Machine lerning approaches to shape and topology design and optimization.
- Graphical methods for design of latticed structures, tensile structures, and masonly structures.
- Design and construction methods using additive manufacturing and robotics.
- Design methods for special structures such as tension structures, long-span structures, tensegrity structures, and membrane structures.

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