CumInCAD is a Cumulative Index about publications in Computer Aided Architectural Design
supported by the sibling associations ACADIA, CAADRIA, eCAADe, SIGraDi, ASCAAD and CAAD futures

id ecaade2015_302
authors Martins, Pedro Filipe; Campos, Paulo Fonsecade, Nunes, Sandra and Sousa, Jose Pedro
year 2015
title Expanding the Material Possibilities of Lightweight Prefabrication in Concrete Through Robotic Hot-Wire Cutting - Form, Texture and Composition
source Martens, B, Wurzer, G, Grasl T, Lorenz, WE and Schaffranek, R (eds.), Real Time - Proceedings of the 33rd eCAADe Conference - Volume 2, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria, 16-18 September 2015, pp. 341-351
wos WOS:000372316000040
summary In recent years, digital fabrication technologies have enabled renewed explorations into traditional materials, with innovative results. This paper focuses on concrete and on the potentials of a specific technology: robotic hot-wire cutting for the production of expanded polystyrene (EPS) formwork. Academia and industry have explored this process recently but the number of works built with this technology is reduced and the general concrete prefabrication industry has been slow to adopt it. In this context, this paper analyzes the use of EPS in the production of concrete formwork by reviewing its application in contemporary examples. In order to develop a clear assessment of the possibilities of expanding prefabrication in concrete using robotic hot-wire cutting, this paper also documents a set of practical experiments developed in the laboratory, addressing three material challenges: form; texture and composition. This research involved the design, formwork production and casting of concrete elements to explore the limits and characterize the process of robotic hot-wire fabrication in the context of concrete prefabrication. By recognizing the different approaches present in contemporary examples and in the explored practical experiments, we point out the advantages and limitations of using hot-wire cutting, and develop the reasons behind its limited application in practice.
series eCAADe
email pcarvalho@arq.up.pt
more https://mh-engage.ltcc.tuwien.ac.at/engage/ui/watch.html?id=b9eb5cf6-6fe7-11e5-a012-0f427063eef2
full text file.pdf (6,693,031 bytes)
references Content-type: text/plain
details citation check to select
100%; open Basterra, A, Chamizo, A and Gutiérrez, E (2001) Find in CUMINCAD Félix Candela y el borde libre, el caso de la capilla de Palmira en Cuernavaca , Bitácora Arquitectura, 5, pp. 38-47
100%; open Dempsey, A (2008) Find in CUMINCAD From parameter to production , Advances in Architectural Geometry 2008, Vienna
100%; open Feringa, J and S?ndergaard, A (2014) Find in CUMINCAD Fabricating architectural volume: Stereotomic investigations in robotic craft , Fabricate: negotiating design & making, pp. 76-83
100%; open Flory, S and Pottmann, H (2010) Find in CUMINCAD Ruled surfaces for rationalization and design in architecture , LIFE in:formation. Proceedings of ACADIA 2010, pp. 103-109
100%; open Gengnagel, Christoph Gengnagel, Axel Kilian, Norbert Palz, and Fabian Scheurer, Kilian, A, Palz, N and Scheurer, F (eds) (2011) Find in CUMINCAD Computational Design Modelling. Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium Berlin 2011 , Springer
100%; open Iori, T and Poretti, S (2005) Find in CUMINCAD Pier Luigi Nervi's Works for the 1960 Rome Olympics , Actas del Cuarto Congreso Nacional de Historia de la Construcción, Cádiz, pp. 605-613
100%; open Johnston, DW (2008) Find in CUMINCAD Design and Construction of Concrete Formwork , Nawy, EG (eds), Concrete construction engineering handbook, CRC Press
100%; open Martins, PF and Sousa, JP (2014) Find in CUMINCAD Digital Fabrication Technology in Concrete Architecture , Fusion, Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, pp. 475-484
100%; open Shelden, DR (2002) Find in CUMINCAD Digital Surface Representation and the Constructibility of Gehry's Architecture , Ph.D. Thesis, MIT
100%; open Yuan, PF, Meng, H and Devadass, P (2014) Find in CUMINCAD Performative Tectonics. Robotic Fabrication Methodology Towards Complexity , Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2014, pp. 181-195

last changed 2016/05/16 09:08
HOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_844438 from group guest) Works Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002