A reconfigurable joint based on extruded polyhedrons

Huadong Yan, Ziyu Tong, Daekwon Park, Heng Lu

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Abstract

An extruded polyhedron is a reconfigurable geometric shape based on the extrusion of each surface of a polyhedron along the normal direction. This paper introduces an extruded polyhedral joint that uses its own spatial structure to generate multiple states. The component primarily consists of an extruded polyhedron and is equipped with an optional adaptor to adapt to various situations. This research proposes that the formal deformations of a partially extruded polyhedron due to the instability of its own structure give it potential as a reconfigurable joint. To cope with the inevitable deformation of the extruded polyhedron branch cross-section during the overall deformation process, an adaptor - an indispensable component of the entire joint - is utilized at strategic branch locations. In addition, the reconfigurable methods and internal structure of the joints are discussed in detail. Finally, some practical application scenarios for connection components and their advantages in application scenarios are introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRE
Subtitle of host publicationAnthropocene, Design in the Age of Humans - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
EditorsDominik Holzer, Walaiporn Nakapan, Anastasia Globa, Immanuel Koh
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages455-464
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891734
StatePublished - 2020
Event25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Aug 5 2020Aug 6 2020

Publication series

NameRE: Anthropocene, Design in the Age of Humans - Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
Volume1

Conference

Conference25th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, CAADRIA 2020
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period8/5/208/6/20

Keywords

  • Adaptive joint
  • Extruded polyhedron
  • Transformation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Building and Construction

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