Recent advances in extending graphic statics towards structural design tools give rise to a variety of interesting and challenging problems in applied geometry. In the present talk, we will discuss recent research in this direction, which includes the following topics: (i) Polyhedral meshes in force equilibrium, (ii) material minimizing structures and (iii) alignment of principal curvature and principal stress directions. It is shown how relations to differential geometry and to a simple non-Euclidean geometry lead to deeper understanding and the development of efficient algorithms.
Campus Library, Level 3, Room 3118, Seaside
13:30 - 14:30