Enabling scaffold-free 3D printing of vaults and domes at construction scale using multi-directional printing

3D concrete printing (3DCP) technology is expected to provide solutions to the lack of efficiency, skilled labor, and safety in the construction industry while addressing the shortage of affordable housing resulting from the increasing world population. Current applications in academia and industry have mainly focused on fabricating wall elements, which do not fulfill the potential of this technology, to fully automate the construction process, including enclosures.

This proposal aims at developing a design methodology that informs designers on the toolpath design, numerical modeling, and fabrication stages of these strategies that allow the fabrication of enclosures with smaller overhangs using multi-directional printing and enhances the use of 3DCP technology to fabricate enclosures.

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Work Title Enabling scaffold-free 3D printing of vaults and domes at construction scale using multi-directional printing
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Creators
  1. Nusrat Tabassum
  2. Jose M Pinto Duarte
  3. Shadi Nazarian
Keyword
  1. 3D printing
  2. Architectural construction
  3. Concrete
  4. Formwork
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Poster
Publication Date November 28, 2022
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  1. Fall 2022 Stuckeman School Research Open House
Deposited March 28, 2023

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