Cast-in-place Freeform Concrete with Big Area Additive Manufacturing Formwork
Ming Tang (University of Cincinnati);
Noah Shroyer (—).
|Issue:||Vol 10, No 2 (2021)|
|Citation:||Ming Tang and Noah Shroyer (2021). "Cast-in-place Freeform Concrete with Big Area Additive Manufacturing Formwork." International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 10(2), 1-9.|
|Publisher:||International Association for Sustainable Development and Management (IASDM)|
|Abstract:||Parametric design and digital fabrication give precise control in the design and materialization of complex geometric forms. Large-scale additive manufacturing machines can fabricate digitally generated architectural forms quickly and economically at full scale. However, their application in building construction has been limited. Through a case study, this paper examines integrating parametric design with material and constructed reality through 3D printed formwork for castin-place concrete. The following details are presented: (1) creating a parametric model capable of designing, testing, and manipulating the customized freeform in response to construction and material constraints, (2) fabrication method of big area additive manufacturing of formwork with carbon fiber reinforced acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic, and (3) construction process (studying material behavior, testing the formwork, and the final onsite concrete cast).|
|Keywords:||Parametric design, big area additive manufacturing, cast-in-place concrete, freeform|