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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Origami

Folded bike shell-ter: Application of oricrete design and manufacturing method

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Origami
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Folded bike shell-ter: Application of oricrete design and manufacturing method
  • Author(s): Jan Dirk van der Woerd, Rostislav Chudoba, Josef Hegger
  • Keywords: form finding, concrete shell, folded plate structure, textile reinforced concrete, conceptual design, origamics, folding, construction process
Abstract
In the present paper, we use the oricrete design and manufacturing method to produce two different folded shell elements. They can serve as a protecting shelter for a bicycle for example. With the method spatial structures are made out of a flat plate of textile reinforced concrete by means of folding. Both strucutres are made on the basis of an identical plate. As crease pattern the Yoshimura pattern was chosen. The first design is characterized by sharp folding angles up to 110 degrees and is singly curved. The second design is characterized by double curvature. The previously developed modeling tool oricreate capturing the rigid-folding kinematics, foldability constraints and energy potentials has been used to support the form-finding process and the technical design of the folding procedure. The paper provides a detailed report on the whole design and manufacturing process. The potential of the methodology for further applications is discussed.

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