Simulating nonlinear nano-to-micro scaled material properties and effects at the architectural scale

Simin Wang, Andrew Lucia, Jenny E. Sabin

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Abstract

The problem of simulating atypical and nonlinear nano-to-micro scaled material properties at the architectural scale is untenable given the complexity of calculating such data using current rendering and simulation platforms. Though existing rendering engines enable the simulation of material optical properties such as angle dependence, transparency, translucency, and color, the unique behavior and scale of many nonlinear nano materials' angular dependence and wavelength filtering properties requires the development of new tooling methods and workflows. eSkin-a project to develop passively responsive building façade systems, frames the larger foundation for this paper, which is narrowly focused upon our catalogue of tools where desired optical properties of nano & micro array structures are first simulated in order to extract angle and wavelength dependent quantitative optical data. Once calculated, these optical properties are then redeployed at the architectural scale utilizing custom written software platforms and algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013 - Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2013
Pages134-141
Number of pages8
Edition8
StatePublished - May 3 2013
Event4th Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2013, Part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2013Apr 10 2013

Publication series

NameSimulation Series
Number8
Volume45
ISSN (Print)0735-9276

Other

Other4th Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2013, Part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period4/7/134/10/13

Keywords

  • Architectural simulation
  • Environmental simulation
  • Material simulation
  • Micro material
  • Nano material
  • Responsive architecture

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