Simulating gravity on 3D printed clay extrusions

Hi all,

I’m working with 3D printed clay at the moment and I’m looking at how I can use Grasshopper to simulate the effects of gravity on this softish material in order to gauge how far I can push my cantilevers.

The things I’m printing are sort of pot-shaped meshes that have been deformed. I’d like to be able to simulate whether it’s likely to fail on printing so the deformation could be informed by this and change.

Any pointers would be great!


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Nice! Thanks both!