Wood-based Responsive Systems: A Workflow for Simulating, Predicting and Steering Material Performance in Architectural Design

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Abstract

The presented paper address the complex condition of analyzing and simulating anisotropic responsive material systems in architecture, focused on thermally-activated wood envelopes. The objective is to define, develop and present a design integrated workflow for simulating, predicting and steering material performance, as a key factor for the development of adaptive material systems, developable into adaptive building envelopes. Using methods from associated disciplines of engineering, material science and computer graphics, the studies employ adopted and adapted techniques for advanced material analysis and simulation. From this approach, we illustrate a new cyclical design method for high predictability and simulation of anisotropic material systems, with low scale specification data. With a special focus on hybrid responsive systems and functionally graded materials (FGM), we ask how to integrate material performance, engage with high degrees of interdependency and allow the emergence of design feedback between the multiple scales of architectural construction. With a parallel equally concerned approach on material specification and data processing methods, the experimental computational and prototyping studies conclude with a series of critical factors for high precision steering of material performance in an architectural scale.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSimAud 2020 Online : 2020 Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
EditorsAngelos Chronis, Gabriel Wurzer, Wolfgang E. Lorenz, Christiane M. Herr, Ulrich Pont, Dana Cupkova, Gabriel Wainer
Number of pages7
PublisherSociety for Modeling and Simulation International
Publication date2020
Pages513-520
ISBN (Print)978-1565553712
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventThe 11th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design - Online
Duration: 25 May 202027 May 2020
http://simaud.org/2020/

Conference

ConferenceThe 11th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
LocationOnline
Period25/05/202027/05/2020
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