There’s an old trick for turning spare pipe into trowels by placing 3 cuts and bending it open. The results are quite sensitive, and I’m a huge fan of overengineering and developable surfaces.
I have a robust script for a single case. I’d like to be able to automatically open it and solve for a list of design options, so I can leave it running.
The script for a single case is made, I can upload tomorrow if you are interested. It’s quite heavy for my old laptop, and takes roughly 3min to mesh and another 3min to converge in kangaroo.
I’ve got roughly five degrees of freedom to explore, with success criteria of plan area (trowel, not pipe shaped) and strength (2nd moment of area of sections with a linear weighting towards the handle as it’s a cantilever)
Any idea how I can systematicly explore this space without loads of manual runs?