I am trying to simulate PVC sheet welding in kangaroo, however I am having difficulty simulating the difference in material properties that arises along the weld lines, i.e they are much stiffer than the rest of the fabric due to the welding process. This project -
demonstrates a method which works, however I am getting vastly different results. I understand they are most likely using custom software, but I am just wondering if anyone thinks this is possible to recreate in kangaroo.
The first image is my failed attempt, and the second is more the form I am looking to achieve.
I understand my mesh has a very different topology to the MIT groups - and I plan to tackle this, however it is the ‘stiffness’ along the edges I am having difficulty with.
WIP file attached, thanks in advance for any help.
CustomMeshInflation_09.gh (27.8 KB)