algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Millipede is a structural analysis and optimization component for grasshopper. It allows for very fast linear elastic analysis of frame and shell elements in 3d, 2d plate elements for in plane forces, and 3d volumetric elements. All systems can be optimized using built in topology optimization methods and have their results extracted and visualized in a variety of ways.

In addition millipede implements a few basic geometric features [extraction of iso surface meshes from volumetric scalar fields or and extraction of curved contours over any mesh] and a few numerical analysis tools [Fast fourier transforms in 1 and 2 dimensions, sparse linear system solver and eigenvalue calculation for large matrices using functionality from the intel math kernel library]

The new version of millipede includes the surface reparameterization module that enables the generation of vector field aligned patterns over any mesh. This functionality is particularly useful for the creation of principal stress aligned grid shells and reinforcement patterns.

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pretensioned curved element possible?

Hi all,Would there be a way to define a pretensioned element, like the sheet metal in that goat video, and then apply some loads that take into account the pretension from the bending of the plate?Thanks a lot!…Continue

Tags: metal, sheet, pretension, curved, bend

Started by Andrei Raducanu on Saturday.

Can curved folding simulations be done using Milipede?

Can curved folding simulations be done using Milipede?Something along these lines :…Continue

Started by Andrei Raducanu on Saturday.

Millipede Errors on Rhino 5 3 Replies

Does anyone know how to fix errors shown when starting up Millipede?The latest MillipedeReleaseMarch2014 files throw up errors messages including "this version of millipede has expired. Please download a newer version at…Continue

Started by Shin Bahk. Last reply by Andrei Raducanu on Friday.

Mesh Surface Reparameterization‏

Hi all,I use millipede to re-parameterize the quads mesh surface from large to small, but some of them are not able to form meshes as singularities occur in the mesh topology.May I know if you guys have any ideas to fix it? thankscheersAngelaContinue

Tags: surface, mesh, re-parameterize

Started by Angela.nk Mar 18.


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