Modeling Responsive Panel Bending: pt1

Bending Panels

I am continuing some research I did last semester on timber and its ability to act as a moisture buffer and its behavior when exposed to varying levels of moisture in the air. The hope is to work this into our studio project this semester, which is located off of Elliott Bay in Seattle.

The first step was modeling panel geometry to bend while maintaining surface area (relatively) and edge length, as opposed to simply deconstructing the surface and moving a single surface point. The video above is step one of that.

Next, is to link this to an approximation function that mimics that behavior of a given species of wood, with a given grain, when exposed to varying levels of RH fluctuation.
More to come.


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