Form finding and fabric analysis

Form finding

Dynamic relaxation method with the following options

  • Soap film for fabric structures
  • Force density for cable net structures
  • Applied force for pure compression or tension structures
  • Geodesic, Bar and Free spacer elements
  • Spacer forces from form finding saved as prestress forces for static analysis

Fabric analysis

  • Non-linear analysis of foils and fabrics
  • Zero thickness elements with optional tension only capacity
  • Combine fabric elements with structural cables and members