Simulating structure

  • by Danil
  • Course level: Intermediate


This session provides an introduction to building-scale structural analysis using the FEA solver Karamba in Grasshopper. Participants will learn how to set up their geometry for analysis, apply load and constraint conditions, change materials, and view and analyze results. They will also get an overview of the types of metrics typically used to evaluate structural performance.

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3 Lessons02h 13m 03s

Simulating structure

Demo: Structural analysis with Karamba00:40:42
Demo: Form-finding with Kangaroo01:02:36

About the instructors

Danil Nagy is a designer, developer, and entrepreneur focusing on applications of computational design and automation for the building industries. His expertise includes computational geometry, digital fabrication, simulation, optimization, machine learning, and data visualization. Danil teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University in New York, where his courses focus on architectural visualization, generative design, and applications of artificial intelligence. Danil was formerly a Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk Research. He is the founder of Colidescope, a consultancy focused on bringing digital transformation tools to the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industries.
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Material Includes

  • Over two hours of on-demand video
  • Downloadable demo files to follow along with video tutorials