The research project continues the investigation into free-form metal inflation as an efficient and novel method of producing structurally performing components. The project specifically investigates the tectonics of connection between inflated members and also investigates suitable structural typologies within which they can be incorporated. The project explores this through the use of digital simulation and physical experiment at 1:1. The digital simulation work investigates a range of scales of systems: it explores methods of simulating the self-forming process of metal inflation; it explores the encoding of a specific structural typology (double-layer tensegrity) for geometric generation, fabrication and structural simulation; it explores the tying together of these two investigations in order to simulate across scales and with forming processes.
The project results in a full-scale demonstrator exhibited at a Copenhagen venue and a published research paper for an international conference.
Effektiv start/slut dato01/01/201205/07/2013