WIT Press


Formex Configuration Processing

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/VID930181

Volume

5

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

1,487 kb

Author(s)

D. Hadker & D. Tzourmakliotou

Abstract

Formex configuration processing D. Hadker, D. Tzourmakliotou Space Structures Research Centre, Department of Civil Engineering, Univeristy of Surrey, Guildford, ABSTRACT Remarkable advances in computer aided design, have made it possible to have effective techniques for organisation of graphics as well as data generation. In particular, the fields of architecture and structural engineering may greatly benefit from the concepts of formex algebra which is a mathematical system providing a convenient basis for generating and modifying configurations. Formian is the programming language of formex algebra which handles problems of data generation and computer graphics with ease and elegance. The concepts of formex algebra have found applications in many disciplines. However, this paper describes some of the basic concepts of formex algebra in relation to a variety of space structures. Some composite transformations have been illustrated

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