I am trying to use kangaroo 2 to simulate tension of a real fabric. In the 2.42 Release Notes, it says that on the Length component, the strength parameter…
…can be assigned real quantitative meaning, by setting the strength to the
spring constant in N/m, calculated as EA/L, where E is the Young’s modulus of the material in Pa,
A is the cross-sectional area in m 2 , and L is the rest length in m.
My question is on the Length component, there is a strength parameter and a length parameter. Am I correct in understanding that I am supplying the strength parameter with:
(Young’s Modulus of the material)x(Cross-sectional area)
and then using the length parameter with no input so that it takes every length of my mesh as my “rest length in m”, with Rhino units set to meters?
I guess I am wondering if the component itself does the division of EA/L to get the spring constant or if I am misreading something.
Thank you in advance for any help.