Mathematically Modeling for a Nautilus-Shaped Building
Bionic shape provides inexhaustible creative inspirations for architects, however for building construction, which also brings new challenge to engineers. Because structural mechanics and construction implementation need accurate space orientation, dimension, and figuration, the exactly geometrical modeling is absolutely necessary. This paper presents the methods of mathematically modeling of bionic shapes with an example of a Conch shape Concert Hall in Xiamen in the design practice, and draw inferences to more complex shapes and structures for design reference.
Qing Yang, Li Hua Zhu, Jing Jing He, Zeng Feng Yan and Rui Ren
P. C. Zhang et al., "Mathematically Modeling for a Nautilus-Shaped Building", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 368-373, pp. 3028-3031, 2012