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id acadia16_196
authors Yuan, Philip F.; Chai, Hua; Yan, Chao; Zhou, Jin Jiang
year 2016
title Robotic Fabrication of Structural Performance-based Timber Gridshell in Large-Scale Building Scenario
source ACADIA // 2016: POSTHUMAN FRONTIERS: Data, Designers, and Cognitive Machines [Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-0-692-77095-5] Ann Arbor 27-29 October, 2016, pp 196-205
summary This paper investigates the potential of a digital geometry system to integrate structural performance-based design and robotic fabrication in the scenario of building a large-scale non-uniform timber shell. It argues that a synthesis of multi-objective optimization, design and construction phases is required in the realization of timber shell construction in architecture practice in order to fulfill the demands of building regulation. Confronting the structural challenge of the non-uniform shell, a digital geometry system correlates all the three phases by translating geometrical information between them. First, a series of structural simulations and experimentations with different objectives are executed to inform the particular shape and tectonic details of each shell component based on its local condition in the geometrical system. Then, controlled by the geometrical system, a hybrid process of different digital fabrication technologies, including a customized robotic timber mill, is established to enable the manufacture of the heterogeneous shell components. Ultimately, the Timber Structure Enterprise Pavilion as the demonstration and evaluation of this method is fabricated and assembled on site through a notational system to indicate the applicability of this research in practical scenarios.
keywords robotic fabrication, geometrical information modeling, simulation and design optimization, big data
series ACADIA
type paper
email philipyuan007@tongji.edu.cn
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100%; open Lachauer, Lorenz, Matthias Rippmann, and Philippe Block (2010) Find in CUMINCAD Form Finding to Fabrication: A digital design process for masonry vaults , Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium. Shanghai: IASS
100%; open Menges, Achim (2011) Find in CUMINCAD Integrative Design Computation: Integrating material behaviour and robotic manufacturing processes in computational design for performative wood constructions , Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). edited by J.S. Johnson, B. Kolarevic, V. Parlac, and J. Taron. Calgary: ACADIA. 72–81.
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100%; open Rippmann, Matthias and Philippe Block (2013) Find in CUMINCAD Funicular Shell Design Exploration , Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA). edited by P. Beesley, O. Khan and M. Stacey. Cambridge: ACADIA. 337–346.
100%; open Rippmann, Matthias, Lorenze Lachauer, and Philippe Block (2012) Find in CUMINCAD Interactive Vault Design , International Journal of Space Structures. 27(4): 219–230
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100%; open Willmann, Jan, Michael Knauss, Tobias Bonwetsch. et al. (2015) Find in CUMINCAD Robotic timber construction-Expanding additive fabrication to new dimensions , Automation in Construction. 61:16–23

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