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id acadia16_290
authors Wang, Adam; Ahlquist, Sean
year 2016
title Pneumatic Textile System
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. 290-297
summary This paper attempts to demonstrate a seamless transformable material system through an interdependent designed assembly of two materials with different material properties (anisotropic knit textile and isotropic silicone) but similar behaviors (stretch). The transformable system is achieved by balancing the volumetric expansion through a silicone tube, under inflation, with the controlled resistance to stretch by a custom knit fabric. The use of a CNC knitting machine allows not only an opportunity to program the stretch behavior of a knit fabric, by controlling the amount of yarn material to be deposited, but also an ability to knit multiple layers of fabric simultaneously, in order to create a space capable of accommodating an external element seamlessly. The paper will showcase a series of experiments ranging from the initial search for compatible material combinations to the varied structures of the tube sleeve and its relationship with surrounding region. The final prototype attempts to utilize the various behavioral properties of the material system learned from the experiments to create a transformable three-dimensional structure.
keywords fabric, knit, cnc knitting, pneumatic textile, embedded responsiveness
series ACADIA
type paper
email wcawang@umich.edu
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