Attractor Points for Galapagos Optimization of Sun Shade

radiation
#1

Hey everyone,

I am trying to optimize a sunshade for a building. The sunshade is a parametric wall with individual openings in front of the facade. To get the good looks, the openings of the wall are all individually big and should follow a dynamic flow to get a nice pattern.

Now I am wondering how I best set the sliders for the opening size for galapagos to optimize it. Because I don’t want a slider for every single wall opening - takes too long, doesn’t necessarily create a coherent flow pattern. My first try was the 3 coordinates of a point, and the distance to the point determines the opening size. But that is not very accurate in the results.

Has anyone experience or ideas what setup for galapagos would create a nice look on the facade and effective ladybug results for the radiation analysis?

#2

This approach is called using attractors and there are several publications on how one can do that.

cc: @JohnSullivan

#3

Thanks for clearifying that. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything which helps me yet, but I can rephrase the question:

How can I best use attractor points in combination with galapagos to define opening sizes for a sun shade?

I was thinking about sliders for evaluate curve commands (curves set randomly along the facade) or points with given z plane to reduce sliders. Suggestions are highly appreciated, or publication references as well!

#4

nice approach.
really liked it
Regards