For my project I am trying to get the principal stress lines in a concrete floor slab, like the isostatic stress lines in the floors of Pier Luigi Nervi.
First I tried the stress line component from Millipide and Karamaba, which worked, but I didn’t realy understand the outcome and didn’t have the full control over the stress lines. Here is a picture of it:
Then I tried it another way by using the vectorfield of the stress pattern which led to this:
Here I am stuck since I don’t know how to connect these small into bigger lines like in the first picture.
My goal is to be able to control the stress pattern in a floor slab and eventually to create an algorithm to print this pattern. ( I have already tried something like the ‘Travelling Salesman Problem’), but that would then be the next step.
But I first need to connect these smaller lines into bigger curves.
I hope someone has an idea how to do this.
This is my script in grasshopper: Principal stress lines problem.gh (32.7 KB)
Thanks in advance!