Continuing previous post about branching typology with tension active system, I would like to show the design of the next component: six hand component.
The six hands component have six hands coming out from the center.
The form of this component is similar to the minimal Surface Schwarz P surface, founded by Hermann amandus Schwarz.
This is structural analysis of the component (4 hands, 6 hands and 8 hands component) in rhino membrane.
Schwarz P surface is described in the web page of Indiana University (http://www.indiana.edu/~minimal/archive/Triply/genus3/PLines/web/index.html) as:"The P-surface can be constructed by solving the Plateau problem for a 4-gon with corners at the vertices of a regular octahedron. The resulting surface is then extended by 180º rotations about the straight boundary lines."