The following tutorials explain step by step how these interactive applets are made.

The parametric/interactive models are constructed in Cabri Geometry II Plus, using "Graphic Statics" **. To produce the Java-applets, use CabriJava after creating the models.

    tutorial one FLYING BUTTRESS
    tutorial two BUTTRESS WITH 2 POINT LOADS coming soon...
    tutorial three RANDOM / MOLDABLE ARCH
    tutorial four ARCH ON SPREADING SUPPORTS MECHANISM coming soon...

** For an excellent introduction to graphical analysis, we refer to Shaping Structures and Active Statics.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Building Technology Program - Masonry Research Group