algorithmic modeling for Rhino
since Karamba is a finite element software, can we analyze cables means tensions with this software?
I want to extract structural analysis for a Strut-cable structure, is it possible with Karamba?
The sample picture is provided.
It is highly appreciated if some body help me!
Karamba doesn't have explicit cable or membrane finite elements. There are some ways to "hack" them, so to say, like using a truss finite element with a very small diameter, to make it "cable-like". This should be used with Large Deformation or Non Linear WIP Analysis components, as cable analysis is a non-linear problem.
Specifically for cables, I would recommend you try using Kiwi3D (its free!) . You can define cables there, and also set the amount of prestress in them. They also have solved examples which would help you.
good luck! : )