I remember that day 12 years ago as clearly as I remember yesterday. It was Sabrina’s first day of nursery school. I remember dropping her off and being so happy she didn’t cry at all. I drove home with Barney still playing in my car. With the radio off, I had no idea what had happened. When I…
(200px tall x 600px wide beam supported on the left hand edge and with downward force applied to the bottom right.)
You are watching an optimisation algorithm come up with the best design completely automatically. The outcome is greatest stiffness shape possible for a given amount of material. And amazingly it’s a nuanced truss that isn’t far removed from the look of most motorway bridges. That’s pretty reassuring, actually.