Modeling Membrane Tensegrity Structure Based on Origami Pattern

Hi All,

I have modeled a basic dome in grasshopper which generally follows a simple origami pattern. i am looking to design a membrane tensegrity structure around this basic design but I honestly have no idea where to go from here. In the model I have highlighted the lines of tension in red and compression (floating masts) in green.

Any suggestions how to benign modeling the membrane would be greatly appreciated!

note: not sure if this is the right topic to post under but as it relates to structural analysis i figured it would fit okay. Please move if not allowed under this topic.

ARCH 680 - LWS_Dome Version - Forum (45.1 KB)

ARCH 680 - LWS_Dome (59.1 KB)

Is this what you are looking for?


Hi Quan

Yes! This is exactly what I was looking to do. Just looking through you file now to see how you have done it.

Thank you very much!!

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