Mola Structural Kit 3 – Practical Structural Modeling for real-life analysis

Mola is an interactive physical model that simulates the behavior of architectural structures. The model consists of a set of modular pieces, which are connected through magnetism, allowing countless combinations and easy assembly of buildings and constructions.

As a perfect introduction to this professional tool that is Mola, you can have a glimpse of all the possibilities of Mola Structural Kit 3 in their Manual Book (also included in the kit) in online version, here: https://molamodel.com/pages/book-manual-mola-3

With Mola Structural Kit 3, you can build different structural systems, visualize the movements and deformations of their elements, and have a sensory and proven experience of structural behavior using your own hands, which is essential for Architects and Engineers, particularly in the conception phase of a project.

The Mola Structural Kit 3 is focused on Cable behavior, with technical factors such as Cable Tension or Cable length possible to customize to your needs, and including the most relevant types of connections used in real life. With this kit, you can build Suspension Bridges and Hanging Structures that behave just like they would to external and internal forces.

Mola Structural Kit 3 works independently from Mola Structural Kit 1 and Mola Structural Kit 2, with which you could put it together to create many other structures. None of these models require prior technical knowledge for you to start studying structures, plus it is easy to assemble and use by magnetic grip, and includes very precise instructions and examples in the Manual Book included. It is made simple and instinctive and is applicable to both professionals and students, as well as anyone interested in the subject, which has made it the most supported project on Kickstarter

 

This qualitative analysis tool can be used as a resource to conventional methods of study, conception and verification of structures. If you are studying Civil Engineering or Structural Behavior, or are an Architect, this is a great way of answering many of the questions that are hard to picture only on paper or theory or through elaborate computer designs.

Price already includes Brazilian duties and importation paid.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions (box):
Length: 32 cm // 12.6 in
Width: 23.8 cm // 9.4 in
Height: 4.5 cm // 1.8 in

Weight (boxed):
2.57 kg // 5.65 lbs

Contains 235 parts (shown on product pictures up left):
Also contains a Manual Book in both Portuguese/English. You can also check the manual here.

With this set you can build different structural configurations and visualize many situations linked to structural concepts such as:

  • Cable behavior
  • Cable support reactions
  • Cable funicular shapes
  • Cable beams
  • Cable net
  • Cable roof system
  • Cable stayed bridge
  • Suspension bridge
  • Tensegrity
  • Form-finding