Contribution of parametric modeling in the interpretation of deformations and displacements of wooden trusses


The analysis of historical timber roofs is a topic widely dealt with in literature both in the disciplinary field of “theory of construction” and “construction technologies”, and in that of architectural technology and restoration. The specialist literature, however, has often simplified the constructive conception and evolution of these artifacts that, even when they stand still to date, show the signs of a long life, often hidden and little-known, even with regard to frequent changes over time. This paper aims to indicate a new methodological approach, based on generative algorithms, to attempt a more in-depth and transversal understanding of the behavior of these wooden structures, focusing on geometric surveying and constructive analysis. The developed method accelerates modeling procedures and it brings on new tools for analyzing these structural systems surveyed through Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) devices. 


Construction history and preservation; Building heritage TLS survey; 3D modeling through generative algorithms; Reverse engineering applied to structural systems

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