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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parametrisation of stress pattern / quads

Hi Everyone, hi Panagiotis.I want to have panels (triangles or quads, doesn't mater) that follow stress lines.For that i use stress pattern + quads. Problem, is that in places where stresslinesfail to create enclosed contour there is no panels.…Continue

Started by Dmitry Dec 18, 2014.

Metaballs with Isosurface and Geometry wrapper 1 Reply

Hi guys, I`m making a definition trying ti create a metaballs with millipede.The problem is that I try to generate three branches to assign one diferent Isovalue to each one. The point is that the isosurface can`t work with trees, since it runs with…Continue

Started by javier serrano. Last reply by javier serrano Dec 3, 2014.

Stress based Structure Optimization for multiple loadcases 6 Replies

Hi All and Panagiotis,I have again a question : Let's assume I have an Object I would like to find an optimized structure for. I would start applying a single direction load and would get stresslines which I then would use to for example…Continue

Started by Philipp Ostermaier. Last reply by Rafael Pastrana Oct 28, 2014.

Rhino 5, millipede wont install 22 Replies

Having some issue with Millipede on r5 64bit. I downloaded the appropriate file from your site for this version. The plug in will not show up in my tabs. Also, I noticed the r5 download has directions for r4. Maybe it is the wrong file? Thanks.…Continue

Started by Michael Pryor. Last reply by ghaith Tish Oct 2, 2014.


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