Environmental Simulation and Optimization of a Large Canopy

Another older definition revisited during my PhD work.

A test case for a canopy covering a marketplace that needs to respond to the environmental conditions it lives in.

In the study the geometry is simulated and optimized for filtering direct light and harvesting the maximum solar energy on a PV cell set of surfaces.

The definition uses Ecotect 2011 and Geco the connection plug-in from UTO.

The images show some of the steps in creating and optimizing the geometry.

For a more in depth explanation of the process see the article included in the special section of this website.

The video shows also the process.