Rethinking the Brick: developing a file to fabrication framework for mortar-free, robotic masonry wall assembly



Agkathidis, Asterios ORCID: 0000-0002-0742-5218, Song, Yang and Zhao, Jiangyang
(2023) Rethinking the Brick: developing a file to fabrication framework for mortar-free, robotic masonry wall assembly. In: Computational Design and Digital Manufacturing. Management and Industrial Engineering . Springer,Cham, pp. 107-118. ISBN 978-3-031-21166-9

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Abstract

This design-led research investigates the development of a file-to-fabrication framework for mortar-free robotic assembly of masonry walls. In particular, we describe, test and evaluate an algorithmic method enabling the robotic assembly or custom-made, complex, interlocking brick structures which don’t require the use of mortar or adhesives but their stability relies only on their geometric properties. We evaluate the process by conducting three design experiments. Our findings highlight the advantages and challenges of the proposed framework focusing on the relationship between the geometry of the individual bricks and the overall structure as well as the tolerances related to the interlocking mechanism.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: additive manufacturing, parametric design, robotic fabrication, robotic masonry
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of the Arts
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 13:13
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 13:40
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-21167-6_5
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3160188

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