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The Striatus arched bridge: Computational design and robotic fabrication of an unreinforced, 3D-concrete-printed, masonry bridge

Bhooshan S., Dell’Endice A., Bhooshan V., Bouten S., Megens J., Casucci T., Lombois-Burger H., Steiner F., Van Mele T. and Block P.
Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Structures and Architecture - ICSA 2022
Aalborg
2022

This paper, motivated by the rapid growth in large-scale 3D concrete printing (3DCP), addresses the current lack of both design tools and integrated design-to-production (DTP) solutions for this fabrication technology. It is guided by a novel insight regarding the applicability of design and analysis methods developed for unreinforced masonry to large-scale, layered 3D printing with materials favouring compression such as concrete. The paper details a custom toolchain that enabled the integration of shape-design, structural engineering, and robotic concrete printing for the design, production and construction of a discrete, dry-assembled, fully unreinforced masonry bridge.

BibTeX

@inproceedings{Bhooshan2022,
    author    = "Bhooshan, S. and Dell’Endice, A. and Bhooshan, V. and Bouten, S. and Megens, J. and Casucci, T. and Lombois-Burger, H. and Steiner,  F. and Van Mele, T. and Block, P.",
    title     = "The Striatus arched bridge: Computational design and robotic fabrication of an unreinforced, 3D-concrete-printed, masonry bridge",
    booktitle = "Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Structures and Architecture - ICSA 2022",
    year      = "2022",
    editor    = "",
    volume    = "",
    number    = "",
    pages     = "",
    publisher = "",
    address   = "Aalborg",
    month     = "",
    doi       = "",
    note      = "accepted for publication",
}

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