Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Rhino User Webinar: ML Computational Structural Design Workshop

Rhino User Webinar

In this workshop, we will introduce a generative algorithm for structural design called Text2Bridges3D. We will start by explaining the workflow for creating the algorithm, followed by a short demonstration of how to use it. This algorithm generates 3D structural forms of bridges from text inputs using a backend generator called the Combinatorial Equilibrium Model (CEM). To encode the text descriptions, we use an NLP algorithm called Bert and the CEM input parameters to describe the bridges. To learn the nonlinear reaction from both, we have used the architecture of a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). Once trained, the model can automatically generate bridges, analyze their physical performance, and render the results. The generated bridges provide valuable insights for designers and engineers to improve the design of bridges.

About the speakers:

  • Karla Saldana Ochoa is an Ecuadorian architect with a Master of Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture from ETH Zurich and a Ph.D. from the same institution. Her research investigated the integration of Artificial and Human Intelligence to respond quickly and accurately to natural disasters. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida since August 2021, Karla's research and teaching explore the interplay between Artificial and Human Intelligence in architectural practices, both at the building and urban scale. Karla is also the lead researcher at SHARE Lab, a research group focused on human-centered AI projects for design practices.

  • Pierluigi D'Acunto is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Structural Design at the Technical University of Munich. He completed his doctorate with distinction at ETH Zurich in 2018 and has gained professional experience in architecture and engineering offices in Italy and Switzerland. Pierluigi's research focuses on the intersection of architecture and structural engineering, using computer-aided design and emerging construction technologies. He is interested in geometry-based methods for structural design, computational design through equilibrium models, structural form-finding with machine learning, and fabrication-aware structural design using advanced digital manufacturing.

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