From a very early age, I’ve been fascinated by any types of structures and constructions. I’m not only interested in their design but also in the very intricate way they hold in place. For that reason, I turned to Civil Engineering to do my Bachelor’s degree and later on to Gramazio Kohler and their digital fabrication's projects. Even though I am originally from Lausanne and very fond of this city, I chose to study in Zurich to discover a new and dynamic environment.
This research introduces a novel detailing method that enables the design and robotic fabrication of connection details for non-standard metal spatial structures based on information gathered during the assembly process. Additionally, the mechanical properties of such printed elements are assessed.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication
In-place wire and arc additive manufacturing (WAAM) as adaptive detailing for robotic assembly of spatial metal structures
Performance under tensile loading of point-by-point wire and arc additively manufactured steel bars for structural components (2021)
- Date: 01.07.2021
- Authors: Vlad-Alexandru Silvestru, Inés Ariza, Julie Vienne, Lucas Michel, Asel Maria Aguilar Sanchez, Ueli Angst, Dr. Romana Rust, Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Prof. Matthias Kohler, Andreas Taras