The research project presented in this paper investigates the architectonic and constructive potential of computational design and digital fabrication in steel construction. The original contribution of this project is the development of a digital design system that solves reciprocal interlinked structures through algorithmic design and iterative processes. The system is implemented with parametric definitions that optimize the mass-customization process for laser tube technology. In order to validate the assumptions, a mock-up has been realized out of stainless steel elements. The tubes are cut by a laser-tube robotic system, then manually assembled.
Reciprocal Frame Optimisation for Laser-Tube Technology
Ruttico, P, Lorusso, P, & Arrighi, S. "Reciprocal Frame Optimisation for Laser-Tube Technology." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis. Volume 1: Applied Mechanics; Automotive Systems; Biomedical Biotechnology Engineering; Computational Mechanics; Design; Digital Manufacturing; Education; Marine and Aerospace Applications. Copenhagen, Denmark. July 25–27, 2014. V001T05A008. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/ESDA2014-20565
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