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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Design for the 21st Century

Computational systems for design and production of complex geometries with large-format roll-bent aluminum plates

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Design for the 21st Century
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Computational systems for design and production of complex geometries with large-format roll-bent aluminum plates
  • Author(s): Ragunath Vasudevan, Mark Fahlbusch, Michael Schumacher, Klaus Bollinger, Michael Grimm
  • Keywords: mathematical modelling, complex geometries, double curved surfaces, roll-bent plates, parametric systems, large format roll-bent plates, conceptual design, form finding, optimisation, metal spatial structures
Abstract
This paper describes the process of design and production of the aluminum sculptures that are part of the office building complex 電ie Welle・in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The sculptures were executed by Arnold AG. It describes the process in which these complex geometries were designed using parametric tools in 3D modelling, which was then linked to the structural stability analysis in the same parametric system in order to activate structural stability through the geometry of the individual surfaces. The size and complexity of the geometries of each plate was far beyond normal accepted limits for a 4-roll plate bending process. Hence these sculptures show that parametric systems can be used effectively to create objects that may not be possible otherwise.

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