I need to simulate gridshell structure with Kangaroo. So far I used mesh to achieve the effect (hinge and lenght goals). But I’d rather use beams (rods with anchors) which should be more realistic, right?
My idea is to extract and join parallel edges from input mesh and feed it into Kangaroo as rods (so I can specify rigidity). Is there a way how to do so or is it OK to use mesh? My goal is to analyse curvature of the result (because of construction).
My simulation works fine with three support grid:
The problem is when I have four supports:
I tried to triangulate faces, which brings better result. But it’s harder to evaluate result for maximal curvature.
My script attached. Using Kangaroo.
002_GridShell_GH.gh (29.6 KB)
Thanks for any help.