Anisogrid structures are the game-changing technology to save weight, reduce costs, and improve performance in modern spacecrafts and launchers.
Although transition to anisogrid is driven by the 14,000 €/kg of sending payloads to Space, Earth markets will also obtain important savings.
Anisogrid structures must be optimized for each particular application to maximize performance, minimize cost, and avoid material wastage.
Preliminary ANISOPTER studies with simplified models of towers and offshore jackets predict up to 50 % steel utilization reductions with respect to traditional lattice structures.
Earth companies will save much money upon shifting to anisogrid concepts!
provides important benefits for companies developing high-performance structures where weight and cost efficiency is critical, like towers for electricity transport or wind power generation.
Warning, Anisopter is yet an experimental tool (code and web interface are being developed). Please, check results thoroughly before practical application!
Credit: NASA HQ PHOTO, 2016 (source)