Claudia Ernst joins the eQuilibrium team as drawing developer.

# Interactive, Graphic Statics-based Structural Design

## News

Lukas Ballo joins the eQUILBIRUM team as drawing developer.

Results obtained with eQ presented at the SMG International Seminar 2011 in London, UK. Read our paper here.

Interactive homepage online

Success in first user trial with 250 students at D-ARCH, ETH Zurich

eQUILIBRIUM project gets help from 6 student developers

Dr. Tom Van Mele starts eQUILIBRIUM development

In eQUILIBRIUM, the design and analysis of structures are taught through
**interactive, graphic statics-based drawings created with GeoGebra** rather
than text and equations.

**Graphic statics** is a powerful method for the design and analysis of structures
that, by using force polygons and simple geometric construction techniques,
provides intuitive visual information about the relation between form and
forces in a structural system.

In GeoGebra, graphic statics constructions can be made without programming skills using the same simple geometric techniques used on paper (with pencil, ruler and compass). The elements that make up the drawing can be dynamically changed afterwards to interactively explore the relation between form and forces with real-time visual feedback.

Therefore, the combination of graphic statics and GeoGebra provides an interesting and engaging way to illustrate and explain the behaviour of structures and allows users to quickly start making their own drawings for their structural analyses and design explorations.