Geometric and material constraints in parametric modelling : the design to fabrication process

Pitts, Greg and Datta, Sambit 2009, Geometric and material constraints in parametric modelling : the design to fabrication process, International journal of digital media design, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 3-14.

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Title Geometric and material constraints in parametric modelling : the design to fabrication process
Author(s) Pitts, Greg
Datta, Sambit
Journal name International journal of digital media design
Volume number 1
Issue number 1
Start page 3
End page 14
Publisher Taiwan Association of Digital Media Design
Place of publication Yunlin, Taiwan
Publication date 2009
ISSN 2078-4775
Keyword(s) parametric modelling
representative volume element
rapid manufacturing
design
fabrication
Summary Parametric modelling, commonly used in the automotive and aerospace industries, has recently been adopted in the architecture and construction fields. The ability to design small repeatable components and apply them to a larger governing surface geometry is one area of parametric modelling that has great design potential. This two level modelling control, of component and overall surface, can allow designers to explore new types of form generation subject to parametric constraints. This paper reports on the design to fabrication process using repeatable components over a governing or carrier surface. The paper reports on our study of the requirements and possible solutions for successfully controlling a repeatable element, known as a Representative Volumetric Element (RVE), using geometric parameters of a larger governing surface geometry and material properties. This modelling process, coupled with Rapid
Manufacturing (RM) and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines has the potential to significantly reduce the interface between design and fabrication.
Language eng
Field of Research 120101 Architectural Design
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©International Journal of Digital Media Design
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30029205

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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