Representational Research at the University of Virginia School of Architecture

Analysis of Erosion (Grasshopper Workshop)

Having recently realized that our work during the Grasshopper workshop with Andy Payne had not been posted, we have belatedly included a few images and the Rhino and Grasshopper files here.

Unfortunately, our initial idea of modeling water on a slope and directing that water required scripting and Grasshopper knowledge beyond our own.  As a result, we opted to do an analysis of the degree of erosion on a slope, which was largely based on the degree of curviture of the path of water down the slope.  The following pictures indicate that as the degree of curviture of a path increases, the circles around it increase in diameter, demonstrating a higher erosional effect on the topography.  More direct slopes alternately affect the surrounding land less.  The images below also show that the Grasshopper model allows for change in location of the path of water and the degree of analysis.

 

Rhino File

Grasshopper File

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