4.451 Computational Structural Design and Optimization


Class Info

Research seminar focusing on emerging 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. Programing experience and familiarity with structural mechanics necessary. Additional work required of students taking for graduate credit. Limited to 30.

This class has 1.000, 6.00, 1.050, 2.001, and 4.440 as prerequisites.

4.451 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by C. Mueller.

Lecture occurs 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Mondays in 35-225.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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