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== Simulation and Engineering Software ==
= Simulation and Engineering Software =


'''Physics Models'''
== Physics Models ==
 
Imagine you built a simulator so that when you added weight to the climber, the ribbon dimensions got bigger. If a spreadsheet created calculations that boiled down to simple algebraic formulas, those could be put into a video game.If someone improves the spreadsheet, they can swap in a different algebraic constant.
 
There is also Finite Element Analysis software:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_finite_element_software_packages


Dynamics, basic principles relationships, materials properties,...
Dynamics, basic principles relationships, materials properties,...


http://keithcu.com/wiki/index.php/Codebase_Analysis#Physics_Engines
[[Codebase_Analysis#Physics_Engines]]


We will be using a physics engine, but with a rather small number of 1,000s lb boxes :-) We need to figure how one can help here.
We will be using a physics engine, but with a rather small number of 1,000s lb boxes :-) We need to figure how one can help here.


'''Spreadsheets'''
== Spreadsheets ==


Ribbon dimensions, performance trade-offs, overall interactions matrix.
Ribbon dimensions, performance trade-offs, overall interactions matrix.


'''3-D Design Files'''
== 3-D Design Files ==


Sketchup, Cinema 4-D, others
Sketchup, Cinema 4-D, others
== Other Software ==
NASA's free code: http://opensource.arc.nasa.gov/

Revision as of 10:01, 3 July 2008

Simulation and Engineering Software

Physics Models

Imagine you built a simulator so that when you added weight to the climber, the ribbon dimensions got bigger. If a spreadsheet created calculations that boiled down to simple algebraic formulas, those could be put into a video game.If someone improves the spreadsheet, they can swap in a different algebraic constant.

There is also Finite Element Analysis software: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_finite_element_software_packages

Dynamics, basic principles relationships, materials properties,...

Codebase_Analysis#Physics_Engines

We will be using a physics engine, but with a rather small number of 1,000s lb boxes :-) We need to figure how one can help here.

Spreadsheets

Ribbon dimensions, performance trade-offs, overall interactions matrix.

3-D Design Files

Sketchup, Cinema 4-D, others

Other Software

NASA's free code: http://opensource.arc.nasa.gov/