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id caadria2015_145
authors Yuan, Philip F. and Hua Chai
year 2015
title Reverse Rafter
source Emerging Experience in Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA 2015) / Daegu 20-22 May 2015, pp. 693-702
summary With the rapid development of the digital fabrication technology, structural performance based design shows broad application prospects. Based on the research project "Reverse rafter", this paper aims to explore the possibility of simulating and re-applying Chinese traditional wood tectonics with structure performance based computational technology. Taking "eaves rafter" as research prototype, this project employed topology optimization as research method and “Millipede” as analysis tool. Through the comparison between the analysis results of traditional structure calculation and topology optimization method, this project revealed the underlying structural principles of "eaves rafter", based on which a modern reciprocal structure installation was generated through digital design method. CNC cutting technology was employed to ensure the fabrication accuracy in digital fabrication processes.
keywords Structural Performance, Wood Tectonics, Simulation, Topology Optimization, Digital Fabrication
series CAADRIA
email 1431838@tongji.edu.cn
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