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Cable layout optimization

Scope: Parametric script using evolutionary solver to facilitate the workshop design of around 1000 linear meters of small-diameter suction cables reinforcing the outer cushion layer. The form of the cables consists of straight lines (both free ends) and geodesic curve (in contact with the cushion). Thanks to the exact determination of the cable length, no turnbuckles were needed, thus saving costs and speeding up installation.
Country: USA
Client: Birdair, Inc.
Architect: Gensler
Size: 3000 m2 of ETFE cushions
Photo: bpl-cz
1_start | 2_set spacing | 3_set offsets | 4_calculate form
The script