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Title: Additive manufacturing technology and its implementation in construction as an eco-innovative solution
Authors: Ghaffar, SH
Corker, J
Fan, M
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Automation in Construction, 93 pp. 1 - 11 (11)
Abstract: Additive manufacturing (AM) of construction materials has been one of the emerging advanced technologies that aim to minimise the supply chain in the construction industry through autonomous production of building components directly from digital models without human intervention and complicated formworks. However, technical challenges needs to be addressed for the industrial implementation of AM, e.g. materials formulation standardization, and interfacial bonding quality between the deposited layers amongst others. AM as one of the most highlighted key enabling technologies has the potential to create disruptive solutions, the key for its successful implementation is multidisciplinary effort in synergy involving materials science, architecture/design, computation, and robotics. There are crucial links between the material design formulations and the printing system for the manufacturing of the complex 3D geometries. Understanding and optimising the mix design for fresh rheology of materials and sufficient adhesion/cohesion of interface can allow the incorporation of complexity in the geometry.
URI: http://bura.brunel.ac.uk/handle/2438/16247
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.05.005
ISSN: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.05.005
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2018.05.005
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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