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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student 5 Replies

how can i take 3d mesh output of millipede to kangaroo2 for mesh refinement ? the mesh does not give the correct constrain points (of support and load region given as input in milipede) to kangaroo2 as anchor points.Continue

Tags: kangaroo, milipede

Started by radhika agrawal. Last reply by Maximilian Hohenzollern Apr 11.

Millipede Backup Link 14 Replies

Hello Guys, I have the backup zip file from Sawapan website. Somehow the web is down and the ZIP link is not working. So here you can download the Millipede Plugin for Grasshopper ZIP file. Please let me know if the file is working.…Continue

Tags: millipede

Started by CreativeMutation. Last reply by Fatima Mar 8, 2023.

topostruct 3d solver not working on complex shapes 2 Replies

i am trying to topologically optimize the middle part for my stool design, and millipede seems to not work properly.I tried various ways, like using void regions, instead of the pre-cut piece, but nothing showed up,...but when I use the same script…Continue

Started by bhonemo. Last reply by bhonemo Jul 5, 2022.


Please someone with millipede ?  I need this plugin for the new version Rhino 7 thanks Continue

Started by Axel Francisco Monllor. Last reply by Laurent DELRIEU May 16, 2021.



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