Scan-and-Solve for Rhino

Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino

As part of my Graduation Thesis for Masters of Architecture at TU Delft 2017, my design includes a floating modular unit for multiple assembly as a new typology for relocation of slums in the inner city of Manila, Philippines.

The design is meant to offer a new ground, in the vicinity of the city center, without having the disadvantage of being flooded every year due to monsoons and typhoons.

The technical design of the hexagonal units is a double partition wall made of HDPE (High density plastic) which SnS allows to simulate. In order to test the basic reliability under stresses of such a structure, given that it has a reinforced concrete top and a few columns and objects, SnS was interesting for me to try and implement to experiment.

I conducted 4 trials, of which the details are described here:

In all experiments --> Prism wall thickness is 2cm. Prism height is 5m. Material is HDPE.

Experiment 1:
Restraints are the bottom 2 hexagonal surfaces (flat). Loads are from top, applied to one hexagon. The surfaces are the entire perimeter at the top, plus the seam surfaces of the first hexagon.
Loads are Pressure = 50000 Pa (to simulate several tons per m2 as extreme load). 10000 Elements.
Gravity On.

Experiment 2:
Restraints are flat surface side of hexagon wall (flat). Loads are from side, applied to one face as an impact test of general HDPE material.
Loads are Pressure = 50000 Pa [5000000 N] (to simulate several tons per m2 as extreme load).
10000 Elements. Gravity On.

Experiment 3:
Restraints are internal partition walls of honeycomb, perimeter of honeycomb (inner walls)
as well as bottom surfaces.
Loads are from sides top and bottom in varying magnitudes from 10000 to 50000 Pa.
This is to try and simulate unequal forces and twisting of elements.
10000 Elements. Gravity On.

Experiment 4:
Restraints are internal partition walls of honeycomb as well as bottom surfaces.
Loads are from sides top and bottom in varying magnitudes from 10000 to 50000 Pa.
This is to try and simulate unequal forces and twisting of elements.
10000 Elements. Gravity On.

The images attached each have a corresponding number in their filename to indicate which experiment is shown.

Thank you.

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