Claudia Ernst joins the eQuilibrium team as drawing developer.
Interactive, Graphic Statics-based Structural Design
Lukas Ballo joins the eQUILBIRUM team as drawing developer.
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.