Algorithms Aided Design
With the aid of algorithms, we wanted to design and engineer highly complex lattice structures known to be strong in compression and shear in the lightest frame achievable. Many examples are found in nature, such as hollowed cells in honeycombs, spicules in sea sponges, and sponge-like porous bone tissue. For example, human bone, the sponge-like tissue filled inside the hard bone, acts as a shock absorber during movements. It moves around the bone and adapts changes along the stress direction; it becomes denser in the stress areas to resist the external loading. Like bone tissue moves and adjusts to changes, algorithms in design can also optimize to have higher strength in the areas that need more protection, like the corners and frame. Thus, we could effortlessly achieve variable cell shapes, sizes, strand thicknesses, calculate compression strength, and iterate to the desired performance.