Material Experiments

TRIAL AND ERROR EXPERIMENTS

Experiment 1 - A potential 3D printable recycle wood material


While timber is one of the most common materials for furniture and building, architects and designers have been challenging complex techniques to achieve the differential performance of timber, for example, bending, curling and laminating. This research seeks to exam an alternative approach that could be turned recycle timber as a media to test its possibility which is not only about an environmental concern, but also the main benefits to shape complex geometry. 

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Experiment 2 - Magnet field formation


This experiment is completed with a team Cepide Grv, Fredrik Berthagen, Daoyuan Zhu and Emre Ungor to explore more potential of the timber chips application. To acquire an understanding of material behavior, Iron and the super magnet was introduced in this project. The result depicts a force from nature and solidified the form finding process.

   

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Experiment 3 - Material Programming

 

Polycaprolactone(PCL) is a biodegradable polymer, the low-temperature melting point(around 60°C), which was suggested as an alternative approach to digitally program material. To achieve multiple-scale of applications, digital form integrating between modeling, analysis and fabrication process evolves toward a future direction. 

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Simulation

Material Behavior | Pattern and Form Finding

Physical appearance

Material Behaviour Simulation

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Compression Test Units

Height Units

Rotation Units

Rotation & Backward Units

Bending Units

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BENDING TEST UNITS

HEIGHT TEST UNITS

ROTATION TEST UNITS

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Distance Test Units

Tailor-made Wind Tunnel

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12 Degree Bending Angle under 5.2m/s

Bending Angle Test #05

Panels Behavior Simulation

Wind Device Simulation