4.450J / 1.575J / 4.451
Computational Structural Design and Optimization

Prerequisites: 
UG: 4.440 or 2.001 or 1.050 and 6.00 or 1.000 or permission of instructor; G: 4.462 or permission of instructor
Enrollment: 
UG: 4.451; G: 4.450
Required of: 
Restricted elective for BSAD, Design minor (4.451)
Preference Given to: 
Design minor and other undergraduates interested in this mode of design.

Note: room change to 35-225

Research seminar focusing on emerging applications of computation for creative, early-stage structural design and optimization for architecture. Incorporates computational design fundamentals, including problem parameterization and formulation; design space exploration strategies, including interactive, heuristic, and gradient-based optimization; and computational structural analysis methods, including the finite element method, graphic statics, and approximation techniques.

Open to Design minors and other undergraduates interested in this mode of design.

Additional pre-requisite: Programming experience and a structural mechanics subject.