Function representation for robotic 3D printed concrete

Bhooshan S., Ladinig J., Van Mele T. and Block P.
ROBARCH 2018 - Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018
doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-92294-2_8

The use of Function Representation (FRep) to synthesise and specify geom-etries for 3D printing is finding renewed interest. The usefulness and exten-sion of this representation in the synthesis and analysis of geometries for the process of large-scale, layered concrete 3D printing has been previously articulated by the authors. This paper fully extends the implicit representa-tion used previously in shape-design to fabrication-related processing of compressive skeletal structures for realisation by robotic 3D printing of concrete. In particular, we use an initial value formulation of a propagating front to process the nodes and bars of a given funicular spatial structure.


    author    = "Bhooshan, S. and Ladinig, J. and Van Mele, T. and Block, P.",
    title     = "Function representation for robotic 3D printed concrete",
    booktitle = "ROBARCH 2018 - Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018",
    year      = "2018",
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    pages     = "98-109",
    publisher = "Springer",
    address   = "Zurich",
    month     = "September",
    doi       = "10.1007/978-3-319-92294-2_8",
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