Parametric modelling of space frame structures

Zbigniew Kacprzyk , Katarzyna Ostapska


This paper presents method of creating models of geometrically complicated building structures that can be readily used for finite element analysis and easily adjusted if necessary. This method involves parametric based modelling to enable close interaction between geometry design and structural analysis. We demonstrate the scheme with a case study of space frame structure. The scheme shows how to generate geometry of a frame out of specific information using CATIA software in first case and Grasshopper software in second case. Geometry parameters management is presented as a main impact factor while constructing model. Finally connection to the finite element analysis programs is discussed. The comparison between methods of different software application is pr
Publication typeOriginal work published as abstract
Author Zbigniew Kacprzyk (FCE / ICE)
Zbigniew Kacprzyk,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Katarzyna Ostapska (FCE / ICE)
Katarzyna Ostapska,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Publication size in sheets0.5
Book Łodygowski T. (eds.): 20th International conference on computer methods in mechanics - CMM Short papers. CMM, 2013, Poznań, Poznań University of Technology, ISBN 978-83-89333-51-3, 522 p.
Keywords in Englishparametric modelling, parametric design, geometric modelling BIM, Feature Based Modelling
Languageen angielski
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