The steel branches were cut from steel plate.
The branches should take the load of the roof and transfer it safely to the column. The design criteria were strength, buckling and serviceability.
The complex shape of branches and rest of the members were modelled. 10 such column assemblies were arranged connected to each other to form an entire structure.
Dead load, live load, wind load and earthquake load were calculated and various load combinations were considered as per design code. Maximum equivalent stresses and deformation plots were monitored and structural design iterations were performed till all codal checks are satisfied.