A monument honouring the life and work of the American physicist Richard Feynman, the Cenotaph is organized as a system of distributed, interconnected loadpaths, a structural analogue to Feynman’s ‘third way’ path integral formulation of quantum mechanics. Sited in the industrial context of Newark Bay, it is composed of over two million standardized individual steel members that aggregate into assemblies and subassemblies of trusses, each a unique configuration consisting of thousands of discrete components. The project was enabled by a custom work flow in Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform, developed to manage assemblies of very large numbers of components. All project data and modeling occurred in a cloud-hosted database, without the use of files.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Visual Arts and Performing Arts