Parametric Design and Structural Performance Assessment of a Topologically Interlocked Arch

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Abstract

I present research investigating the design and simulation of topological interlocking assemblies (TIA) made of concrete modules to create a self-supporting structure. Several studies have performed finite element method (FEM) analyses of simple interlocking assemblies. While the global performance of the assemblies using different block types has been examined, the effect of geometric variations of the local geometry on the global performance of such assemblies has not been widely investigated. In particular, the angle and number of undulations can be varied to increase the efficiency of these assemblies of osteomorphic blocks. This paper is part of an ongoing project on the design and fabrication of TIA using osteomorphic blocks. In it, I present a series of FEM simulations that investigate the relation between local design of the modules and the global structural performance of the assemblies in an arch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSimAUD 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 11th Annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
ISBN (Electronic)9781565553712
StatePublished - May 25 2020
Event11th Annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2020 - Virtual, Online, Austria
Duration: May 25 2020May 27 2020

Publication series

NameSimAUD 2020: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design

Conference

Conference11th Annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2020
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVirtual, Online
Period5/25/205/27/20

Keywords

  • concrete
  • Finite element method
  • parametric and computational design
  • structural simulation
  • Topological interlocking assemblies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Conservation
  • Architecture
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Urban Studies

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