Interlocking Particle Structures: Design and Fabrication of a Medium Scale Demonstrator

Markus Hudert, Jürgen Scholte-Wassnik, Toni Kotnik

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Abstract

This paper describes the design, fabrication and assembly process of a medium scale demonstrator that was developed in the framework of the authors’ research on Interlocking Particle Structures (IPS). The demonstrator not only served as proof of concept, but also as an exhibition booth during the 2017 Aalto Festival in Espoo, Finland. In addition to insights from the design, fabrication and assembly process, the paper also presents a FEA study that sheds light on the structural performance of individual IPS joints, as well as IPS as a structural system. The demonstrator in question (see fig. 1) is based on a configuration
with an initially orthogonal distribution of panels in space. It is composed of six square birch plywood panels with an edge length of 145 cm and a thickness of 27 mm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreativity in Structural Design
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Annual Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
EditorsSigrid Adriaenssens, Caitlin Mueller
Place of PublicationBoston
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 201820 Jul 2018
http://www.iass2018.org/

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual IASS Symposia
PublisherIASS
ISSN (Electronic)2518-6582

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
Abbreviated titleIASS
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period16/07/201820/07/2018
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