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Karamba

Karamba is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames and shells.

Current Version: 1.2.2 (October 6 2016)

Website: http://www.karamba3d.com
Location: Vienna
Members: 844
Latest Activity: 7 hours ago

karamba is an interactive, parametric finite element program. It lets you analyze the response of 3-dimensional beam and shell structures under arbitrary loads.

karamba is being developed by Clemens Preisinger in cooperation with Bollinger-Grohmann-Schneider ZTGmbH Vienna.

Download a free trial now! Licenses for educational or commercial purposes can be purchased at http://www.karamba3d.com/downloads/.

Stay up to date with the development of Karamba by joining our Grasshopper group where you can post your queries, requests or issues for Karamba.

 

downloads, manual:

http://www.karamba3d.com/downloads or

http://www.food4rhino.com/project/karamba

examples (for Karamba 1.2.2):

http://www.karamba3d.com/examples/

update report/known bugs: 
http://www.grasshopper3d.com/group/karamba/page/new-features-and-bug-fixes

Here a beam structure based on stream-lines with bending moments:


 

More details, manual, examples and download ....

 

 

Discussion Forum

Karamba

Can anyone please help me solve this script. I am trying to work out the structure of this diagrid.:(Continue

Tags: urgent

Started by Ali Akbar Khan 7 hours ago.

[Karamba] Principal stress lines 4 Replies

Hi Karamba Users!I am currently working on principal stress lines but I don't understand how to improve line's precision.I made a shell with large deformation of a plate supported on 4 edges…Continue

Started by Francois Latour. Last reply by karamba 11 hours ago.

joint component

Hallo all, I have problems in using the joint components. I have tried to implement in a simple version of a simple beam as the manual indicates, but I did not managed. Could someone help?Also in the…Continue

Tags: component, joint

Started by popi papangelopoulou 16 hours ago.

Element utilization 6 Replies

Hello Karamba users,I have a question regarding utilization of elements. Is it possible to make a beam that only utilizes push? The element would only be able to take push forces and not…Continue

Started by RaphaelKilsdonk. Last reply by karamba yesterday.

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Comment by karamba on October 25, 2017 at 12:59pm

Hello Wanggian,

in order to make the warning disappear you could change the upper limit of the cross section height from 65cm to some larger value.

Best,

C.

Comment by Wangqian on October 25, 2017 at 1:16am

Hello, 

I am encountering a problem with the optimize cross section.

I just download example file from http://www.karamba3d.com/examples/hard/large-deformation-of-a-shell/, but there is an error when I open it, like"151 cross sections need to be bigger than their biggest family member", so what should i do to correct it?  .....I am new...

Thank you


Comment by Matthew Tam on May 8, 2017 at 12:43am

Hi Earth, if you wish to run multiple analyses automatically, you can look at either optimisation processes such as Galapagos or Octopus or you can simply use a Data Recorder to record your results.

Best,

Matthew

Comment by Earth on May 6, 2017 at 5:28pm

Hi all, is it possible to run 100 karamba analysis automatically using different values of variables? and record the results? Thank you.

Comment by karamba on April 8, 2017 at 4:36am

Hi Martin,

you could use short connector beams with corresponding joint definitions at their ends.

Please open a new discussion if you want to discuss the matter further. The comment wall is not so well suited for that.

Best,

Clemens

Comment by Martin Engdahl on April 4, 2017 at 12:09pm

Hi!

I just downloaded Karamba trial about an hour ago, and I cant get going with my model. I have an interlocking structure (eggcrated, see picture: there is an error in that the long beams should rest on the arcs, not the other way around as it is now) that is to be glued together. How would I set up an analysis like this? 

Comment by Silvia Picone on February 16, 2017 at 8:56am

I going to have a look! thank you Marcio Sartorelli! I have added a new discussion for my problem as Clemens suggested! I will write you under my new discussion later

Comment by Márcio Sartorelli on February 15, 2017 at 12:09pm

Hello Silvia,

For deck weight you should model a mesh of it and add a Mesh Load component including the nodes you want to consider (See Karamba manual for details, also in the previous comments I helped ma qingsong with a similar problem).

For wind and wave analysis you should first check for the structure vibration modes (For wind the first frequency should be >1.5Hz, i'm not sure what frequency band you need for waves). Grater stiffness and less mass helps to increase the frequencies. Once you achieved those results you can make a statical analysis considering these loads, again i'm not sure what to do for wave loads, but for wind I normally use the method used in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t3yE1xxMUo (it's a very simplified method, but do it's job).

I can take look on your GH definition tomorrow.

Comment by karamba on February 15, 2017 at 12:06pm

Dear all,

could you please add a new discussion in case of questions? Postings on the comment wall are hard to follow and not easy to find by others.

Best,

Clemens

Comment by Silvia Picone on February 15, 2017 at 10:28am

Hello everyone! 

I'm doing my final project to graduate in engineering. What I'm trying to project is a footbridge that sail along the coast supported with puncheons. I am new in Karamba. When I considerate loads I had problems how to considerate wave, wind loads and the deck weight. how can I simulated all these loads?

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FootbridgeKaramba.gh

 
 
 

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