Minimal Surface 01

 

Linked topics

https://naeimdesigntechnologies.wordpress.com/2013/10/13/form-finding-and-tensile-structures/

 

Subject

 

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 Introduction

A minimal surface is a surface which minimizes its area. in mathematics; it’s a surface with zero mean curvature, a Minimal surface, is a modelling concept for surfaces brought from the field of mathematics into architecture because of its beauty. its Found in nature on the surfaces of manipulated soup bubbles using wires; in this surfaces, the bubble optimize its shape and create a new surface with minimized area.

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Examples of Minimal surfaces

 

catenoids, helicoids, Schwarz surfaces, Riemann’s surface, Enneper surfaces, Henneberg surfaces, Bour’s surfaces, Gyroids, saddle tower, Scherk’s surfaces, costa’s  surfaces, Hoffman surfaces and Chen-Gackstatter surface.

 

My Experiment

 

a couple of experiments we have done, Using physical modelling techniques. we used the Kangaroo engine to simulate how a surface reacts under different situations.

 

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References

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimal_surface

http://cumincad.architexturez.net/system/files/pdf/acadia10_196.content.pdf

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