4.450 Computational Structural Design and Optimization
Research seminar focusing on cutting-edge applications of computation for creative, early-stage structural design and optimization for architecture. Incorporates computational design fundamentals, including problem parameterization and formulation; design space exploration strategies, including interactive, heuristic, and gradient-based optimization; and computational structural analysis methods, including the finite element method, graphic statics, and approximation techniques. Case studies introduce and investigate a range of historical and contemporary examples of structural optimization in theory and practice.
This class has no prerequisites.
4.450 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by C. Mueller.
Lecture occurs 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays in 9-354.
This class counts for a total of 0 credits.
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