Design and digital fabrication of folded sandwich structures

Gattas, J. M. and You, Z. (2016) Design and digital fabrication of folded sandwich structures. Automation in Construction, 63 79-87. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2015.12.002

Author Gattas, J. M.
You, Z.
Title Design and digital fabrication of folded sandwich structures
Journal name Automation in Construction   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0926-5805
Publication date 2016-03-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.autcon.2015.12.002
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 63
Start page 79
End page 87
Total pages 9
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Subject 2207 Control and Systems Engineering
2205 Civil and Structural Engineering
2215 Building and Construction
Abstract This paper presents a design-to-fabrication process for folded sandwich structures that comprises surface to pattern conversion, manufacture rationalisation, and integral connection superposition. Folded sandwich structures are shown to possess a tessellated, origami-like structural form in which building component parameters are inherently dependant upon building surface parameters. Structural forms can therefore be designed with a minimum number of unique parts and with simultaneous consideration of surface and component constraints. The design-to-fabrication process is demonstrated for the Plate House, a cardboard shelter designed to meet transitional shelter packaged and deployed volume requirements. Additional prototypes are presented to demonstrate an extended set of parametric edge connection details for the production of cardboard, plywood, or steel folded sandwich structures. Prototypes are also presented to demonstrate how the method can be applied generally for the digital fabrication of developable 3D surfaces with a known crease pattern.
Keyword Digital fabrication
Folded sandwich structures
Rigid origami
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID 134028
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 24 December 2015

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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