algorithmic modeling for Rhino



EMU is an interactive structural analysis and form-finding tool based on a 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) formulation of the dynamic relaxation method. It is aimed to be used in early design stages but yet giving real structural feedback.

Emu was developed as part of a Master's thesis in Structural Engineering and Building Technology at Chalmers University of Technology, with the aim of simulating the very non-linear process of elastic gridshell erection

A launch of a beta version is planned for the autumn of 2016. Meanwhile, check out these exquisite emus taking a bath.

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Comment by emlplsn on May 1, 2017 at 10:16pm

Hey james, 

Sorry it's been quiet for a _very_ long time. I am indeed planning on doing a public beta release relatively soon (for real this time). There are some issues I'm currently working on to solve just before. If you're interested, I could send you a pre-beta version.

Comment by jjsolly on May 1, 2017 at 7:30am

Hey Emil, Are you still planning to let us have a play with this at some stage? Would be really very useful.

Comment by emlplsn on September 29, 2016 at 6:59pm

Thanks guys! I'll be updating this page soon with some more information.

Comment by Tom Svilans on September 27, 2016 at 2:26pm

Very cool! Excited to see where this goes.

Comment by jjsolly on September 26, 2016 at 8:02am

Excited to see the beta when available. Playing with 6 d.o.f dynamic relaxation in gh would be useful for some current work.


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