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Title:
Digital Design and Manufacturing of Architectural Ceramics
Author:
Winn, Kelly Raymond
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Established methods of forming ceramics have traditionally required a significant investment in the time and energy intensive processes of trial and error mold making during the refinement for the production of final prototypes. Digital media and computer numerically controlled machining [CNC] can assist in the design and analysis of ceramic structures before testing and production. Computer aided design allows the iterative steps in the forming process to be simulated for greater accuracy in form and the reduction of production time in the fabrication of structural ceramic modular units and surface tiles. The DD-MAC project implements digital tools in the design, analysis, and production of component based ceramic structures. Digital tools are used to simulate structural and environmental forces for a site specific installation. Molds for ceramic prototypes are designed digitally and produced with CNC technologies for the production of a full scale prototype wall structure made from ceramic and composite components. The full-scale prototype wall will be used for the physical testing of structural units and surface tiles in a physical environment. The application of research and simulation to a physical model allows for the validity of the computer model to be assessed. The computer model can then be re-informed or the simulation can be redesigned in response to the physical model.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleDigital Design and Manufacturing of Architectural Ceramicsen_US
dc.creatorWinn, Kelly Raymonden_US
dc.contributor.authorWinn, Kelly Raymonden_US
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEstablished methods of forming ceramics have traditionally required a significant investment in the time and energy intensive processes of trial and error mold making during the refinement for the production of final prototypes. Digital media and computer numerically controlled machining [CNC] can assist in the design and analysis of ceramic structures before testing and production. Computer aided design allows the iterative steps in the forming process to be simulated for greater accuracy in form and the reduction of production time in the fabrication of structural ceramic modular units and surface tiles. The DD-MAC project implements digital tools in the design, analysis, and production of component based ceramic structures. Digital tools are used to simulate structural and environmental forces for a site specific installation. Molds for ceramic prototypes are designed digitally and produced with CNC technologies for the production of a full scale prototype wall structure made from ceramic and composite components. The full-scale prototype wall will be used for the physical testing of structural units and surface tiles in a physical environment. The application of research and simulation to a physical model allows for the validity of the computer model to be assessed. The computer model can then be re-informed or the simulation can be redesigned in response to the physical model.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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