ELISE 3D - A DATABASE-DRIVEN ENGINEERING AND DESIGN TOOL


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Moritz.Maier [ at ] awi.de

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In order to realize completely new functional design approaches one has to deal with combinations of different geometries, materials and construction methods. The acquisition of the needed data for a totally new initial model is complex and therefore the design of new light structures is typically done by changing or optimizing existing solutions. In contrast, the new database-driven engineering and design tool ELiSE 3D draws on the shell design of high-strength, unicellular marine organisms such as diatoms and radiolaria to provide design concepts for large scale technical lightweight structures. Since about 100.000 different species with different light structure geometries are known, a systematic use of this pool of potentially technically usable structures has a high potential to design and improve lightweight constructions in different industries. Here we show, that unique design solutions can be found efficiently and integrated to a consistent workflow.



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Maier, M. and Christian, H. (2011): ELISE 3D - A DATABASE-DRIVEN ENGINEERING AND DESIGN TOOL , Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design ICED11, Bd. 9 , pp. 50-60 .


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