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.

Location: Cambridge MA and Singapore
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Mesh Contour issue 1 Reply

hallo,I am not sure if it is a problem, i am new in millipede and i m trying to use mesh contour but it is not working...and when i open grasshopper, a pop up window telling me that Millipede is expired...could it be that problem?I appreciate if any…Continue

Started by nass. Last reply by Nik Nikolov on Wednesday.

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 Apr 18.

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 Apr 18.

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 Apr 17.


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