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algorithmic modeling for Rhino

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Millipede

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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Millipede for Commercial purpose? 7 Replies

Hello, does anybody know, how to get commercial license for Millipede? My emails to the Creators are without response.Thank you allGeorgeContinue

Started by Jiří. Last reply by Jiří Jul 21.

Millipede does not update the reason!

Look at the picture!Continue

Started by Linluz Jun 23.

Scaling Millipede Models (m -> mm)

I have been playing with millipede for some time now, but keep running into an issue with units. Specifically, most of the Rhino models I work with are in mm. I have converted the models into meters to use Millipede, but I find that my deflections…Continue

Tags: units, scale, millimeter, mm, Millipede

Started by Bryan T Jones May 31.

Way to easily show reaction forces?

Hey,Is there a way to show reaction forces in the defined supports? Like M V and N-forces?Greetings DanielContinue

Tags: results, frame, forces, reaction

Started by Daniel May 29.

 

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