We are tree students that are using Grasshopper, Karamba and Galapagos for our bachelor thesis. We are all new to these programs since our school does not use them, and still have a lot to learn.
We are wrighting about optimization of truss elements, and how we can combine a truss structure to use less materials for a given load case.
Our lates challenge is to construct the diagonals so that they can move independent of each other. We want Galapagos to find the optimal number of diagonals and placement of these for a given load case.
How do we make the geometry so that the diagonals can move freely? Does anyone have any good solutions for this problem?
Thank you in advance. We really appreciate all the help we can get.