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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Latest Activity: Feb 22

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Millipede Errors on Rhino 5 1 Reply

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 dvdrbls Feb 22.

Sawpan library file problem 1 Reply

Hello guys,I am trying to use classes inside Sawspan file in a C# component.I am recieving this message even after managing the assemblies any suggestions ?1. Error (CS1705): Assembly 'SawapanStatRhino, Version=, Culture=neutral,…Continue

Started by ghaith Tish. Last reply by Dean Feb 22.

Eigenvalues and eigenvectors 3 Replies

Hello,I was trying to find a computational method of acquriing the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a high dimension square matrix. I am an architect and have little knowledge regarding this field, but have found out that I need to get the…Continue

Started by Milo Rambaldi. Last reply by Milo Rambaldi Feb 15.

issues with large displacements

I am running some analysis on a shell model using millipede FE system. It is a…Continue

Started by machinehistories Feb 5.


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