Morphogenetic Fluid Dynamics

Angelos Chronis

The Morphogenetic Fluid Dynamics workshop aims to introduce a performance-driven design methodology, through exploring the ideas of shape optimization and iterative simulation feedback. The workshop will look into the morphogenetic potential of fluids, based on the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations and Computational Design processes. Working with a real-world scenario and objective and through analysing the context and data of the given site, participants will be asked to use introductory level parametric geometry and simulation tools to explore the effects of their design on the airflow and ventilation of the building.

Workshop leader
Angelos Chronis is a PhD Candidate (Marie-Curie Fellow) at the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Barcelona, as a member of the Innochain Marie-Curie ITN network. Previously he has been working as an Associate for the Applied Research + Development group at Foster + Partners. His main research interest lies in the integration of simulation, optimization and performance drive in the design and fabrication process with an expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) while he also works across other fields including virtual & augmented reality, interactive installations, 3D scanning, spatial analysis and parametric design.

Number of participants
Up to 20.

Previous knowledge of the participants
Parametric modelling would be beneficial but no prior knowledge of CFD or other simulation tools is required.

Required infrastructure of the participants
Laptops with Windows 7 or above are required. Participants will receive instructions for software installations prior to the workshop.

The workshop will be concluded in two sessions on May 24th. 
During the eCAADe Symposium, on May 25th evening, the workshop results will be presented. 
May 24th

Session 01:
  • Introduction to CFD simulations
  • CFD solver tutorial
Session 02:
  • Problem definition and parametric description
  • Optimization setup and results

Envisioned outcome
The workshop aims to enable participants to setup and run simple CFD optimization problems. The expected outcome of the workshop would be an optimization method which can produce optimized shapes for the participant’s given objectives.

Please contact the workshop leader and the symposium chair to express your interest to participate in the workshop. Registration can be done via the official website of the 6th eCAADe RIS 2018. Online registration to the workshops is now OPEN.