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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 stress "0"

HiHow are you doing ? :)it's been a month that i started to learn grasshopper and im working hard i just faced a problem in "millipede" plugin that i don't know how to fix it.the max stresses are all "0" and i don't even know if i put them togather…Continue

Started by Ashkan oliaie Aug 16.

Millipede Topological Optimization 1 Reply

Hi everyone.I wanted to do a topological optimization, like in this example:…Continue

Started by Erik Pelicaen. Last reply by Gustavo SANDALO JACOMINI Aug 5.

Interfering Gyroid Boxes

Hi everyone.I guess this question is quite difficult and requires some advanced mathematical knowledge.What I have below is two gyroid boxes, each with a different density. (I did not make the Millipede script, I have found it on the forum.)My…Continue

Started by Erik Pelicaen Aug 1.

Gyroid Structural Analysis 1 Reply

Hello everyone.I am new in using Millipede and I wanted to do a structural analysis of a gyroid box.Could anyone check if I'm doing it right? I'm currently just looking at self-weight and fixed boundary conditions with no extra loads. The normal…Continue

Started by Erik Pelicaen. Last reply by Erik Pelicaen Jul 15.

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