Input Curves and Analyse as a Truss

The team at the University of Virginia has created a series of Karamba3D examples to guide users through several workflow processes. Each example is thoroughly explained and the geometry is internalized to run without supporting Rhino files. Input new rhino geometry into the Grasshopper definitions to see how the geometry performs.

Difficulty: Simple

This example introduces Karamba3D input and analysis. while demonstrating support types and axial restriction on beams.

  1. Change slider that controls loads and notice the behavior of the hinge and roller supports as truss deflects.
  2. Toggle the “modify element” component to change beams to axial-only loads; hinged joints
  3. Turn control points on in rhino to adjust the geometry of the truss


Rhino File Grasshopper Definition Screenshot

Thanks to:  Jeana Ripple, Ripple Architecture Studio / University of Virginia, School of Architecture / Benjamin DiNapoli / Angelica Door / Blue Clements / Moritz Heimrath, Karamba3D