Hey guys,

We’re trying to model a hypar (hyperbolic paraboloid), modelled as 4 rigid beams with 2 springs between them.

The behaviour we encounter by adding a force is similar to the behaviour of a real life model.

The units are filled in as measured from the real life model we have.

We would like to make a force displacement plot where the displacement is the displacement of 2 points and the force exerted by 2 points.

Calculating the force in the springs is just F=k*x, that’s no issue.

But the main thing is, is it possible to input a displacement instead of a force.

Since a hypar is bistable (two or more stable states) we need to use the displacement instead of the force.

Is this possible?

Thanks!single hypar.gh (18.2 KB)