Push Me Pull Me 3D
This app and video tutorials show how to use actuator-type elements to control the shape of truss-like structures.
This app and video tutorial introduce “hanging chain” and “active bending” form finding to design grid shell structures. Check out the digital and physical models of grid shell structures designed and built using PushMePullMe 3D at the Berlin University of
This app models a class-1 type tensegrity structure. The video tutorial shows how prestress cable elements to find an equilibrium state.
This app and video tutorial shows how to apply pre-stress to cable elements in order to form-find cable net structures.
This app models a space frame for a multi-storey building. The video tutorial shows how to use the GUI to apply multiple loads and provide an example of incremental loading up to failure.
This app shows the difference between the structural behaviour of a portal frame with respect to that of a catenary arch. The video tutorial introduces a first example for hanging chain simulation in order to form find catenary arches.
PortalFrame vs Arch
This app and related video tutorials introduces various features of PushMePullMe 3D including drag and drop to apply point loads and UDL loads and assignment of roller-type supports. The video tutorials provide an example of structural failure under large displacement and