Advanced building façades can involve concentrated forces and large deflections. Understanding and harnessing these structural behaviors are critical for the design of properly performing façade systems. Our 3D finite-element analysis programs for glazing, fabrics and skin-supporting elements enable large-deformation, nonlinear analysis, as well as plastic design for materials with nonlinear stress-strain behavior. Our understanding of the interplay between façades and building structures informs our designs and yields coordinated, efficient results.
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