Grasshopper

algorithmic modeling for Rhino

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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.

Website: http://www.sawapan.eu
Location: Cambridge MA and Singapore
Members: 869
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Backup Download Location 1 Reply

I put the files up on github here https://github.com/nickteeple/millipede-backupHopefully this is more helpful than harmful. Happy to take it back down if it violates sharing rights.Continue

Started by Nick Teeps. Last reply by Diego Merida Jun 11.

Download Location 1 Reply

The download page is still accessible:www.sawapan.eu/sections/section88_Millipede/downloadF.htmlContinue

Started by Ashcic. Last reply by Diego Merida Jun 8.

cant dowloand 1 Reply

hi, http://www.sawapan.eu/ and http://www.sawapan.eu/sections/section88_Millipede/downloadF.html are still not working. websites are…Continue

Started by SM KK. Last reply by Diego Merida Jun 8.

dove tail joints 1 Reply

could millipede be used to simulate the stresses and strengths of different dovetail joints. I've used karamba to try it but am only estimating the wood as a shell and i don't think that's accurate. I want to know how different teeth parameters…Continue

Started by Ethan. Last reply by Andrew May 10.

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