The ROPPE Bridge optimisation

This a fresh take on an older project awarded with the Special Jury Prize at the Archetypes 2011 Architectural Competition

During my Phd work I reworked the definition trying to optimize the structural geometry for reduced axial loads in the bridge struts.

The definition makes use of the Millipede plug-in and also Galapagos.

Here is the original form logic

And the later development with the introduction of the Millipede optimization.

First image shows the allowed displacement of the points

Second image shows the compression vs tension distribution

Third image shows the optimized geometry on top of the original