Intermediate Level

 A major part of the study material for the intermediate level consists of two documents:
  • 1. Nooshin, H and Disney, P L,' Formex Configuration Processing II ', International Journal of Space Structures, Vol 16, No 1, 2001, pp 1-56, ISSN: 0266-3511. Download
  • 2. Nooshin, H and Disney, P L,' Formex Configuration Processing III ', International Journal of Space Structures, Vol 17, No 1, 2002, pp 1-50, ISSN: 0266-3511. Download

    In these documents, many concepts, ideas and procedures regarding formex configuration processing are explained in terms of examples of spatial structural forms. The examples include pyramidal forms, foldable systems, diamatic domes, hyperbolic paraboloidal forms, mallow domes, saddle barrel vaults, hyperboloidal forms, conical domes, ellipsoidal barrel vaults, toroidal forms, onion domes, etc. It is shown that these categories of structural forms include many exciting possibilities for lattice and shell structures. The material also includes sections on structural forms that may be obtained from combinations of simpler forms (the so-called form tailoring) or through certain composite transformations that are called paragenic transformations. Also included is an Appendix about basic formex functions, covering the definitions and practical applications of most of the standard formex functions. The intermediate learning stage also includes the study of the document:
    3. Nooshin, H, Samavati O A and Sabzali A,' Basics of Formian-K ', 2016, (77 pages), ISBN 978-1-5272-0161-3. Download
    This document describes the particulars of Formian-K. All the parts of this document are to be studied for the intermediate level of learning, except for Section 6 (Supplements). Section 6 of ‘Basics of Formian-K’ is about a Formian-K construct that allows the User to create self-made functions and procedures. Section 6 is meant to be studied at the advanced level.