Left Image: Tennis roof - The structural model of a Tennis stadium roof by Paul Jeffries. A Grasshopper definition is used to generate complete analysis and BIM models.
Right Image: The parametric workflow of the ArcelorMittal Orbit by Paul Jeffries. The diagrid geometry was produced algorithmically based on a guide curve and a few simple parameters. All Images © Arup.
This course is a nine-week, hands-on, evening class on the Grasshopper platform for Rhinoceros and its structural and physics simulation plug-ins (Karamba, Kangaroo, Salamander) specifically for the practice of Engineering.
At the end of the course, you should be able to create entire parametric models such as a stadium or a bridge on Grasshopper and use plug-ins to create creative loops between the model and live feedback from simulations.
The course will be taught through practice and theory by award-winning structural engineers, architects, and software developers and will only be open to students and teachers (no commercial places available).