Form-Finding | Results

Technical Article on the Topic Structural Analysis Using Dlubal Software

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The form-finding process outputs a structural model with active forces in the "prestress load case". This load case shows the displacement from the initial input position to the form-found geometry in the deformation results, as well as the state for maintaining the found form in the force or stress-based results (member and surface internal forces, solid stresses, gas pressures, etc.). For the analysis of the shape geometry, a two-dimensional contour line plot with output of the absolute height and an inclination plot for the visualization of the slope situation are offered.

For further calculation and structural analysis of the overall model, the program transfers the form-found geometry including the element-wise strains into a universally applicable initial state for use in the load cases and load combinations.

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Additional Analysis

The Form-Finding add-on finds the optimal shape of members subjected to axial forces and tension-loaded surface models. The shape is determined by the equilibrium between the member axial force or the membrane stress and the existing boundary conditions.

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