I am looking at a temporary EPS Foam Structure.
I’ve created my own material properties according to Foam.
I would like to test an interlocking mechanism that would assist with Foam’s ability to withstand lateral movement.
But first I need to understand how much I can span/cantilever with Foam.
According to my calculations (please find attached), I can span 1.35 m with a live load of 150 kg/m2.
Unfortunately, the Karamba structural analysis indicates that the material buckles on distances lower than 1.35 m.
Please find attached my GH script, Rhino file, and a sketch.
Apologies for the long post and thank you in advance!