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Paul’s research involves the development of new computer-based tools for both architects and engineers to help with the creation, optimisation and realisation of complex geometry buildings. Until very recently, computers had been used almost exclusively by the building industry as a form of electronic paper, helping designers to communicate their ideas, but not actually contributing to the design process itself. But with the recent development in computational speed, graphics and networking, this means that the full potential of the computer is being wasted.

By combining mathematical techniques such as Dynamic Relaxation, Multi-Objective Optimisation, and Parametric Modelling, Paul aims to facilitate the design of complex geometry forms, using computational techniques to improve the potential structural and environmental performance and constructability of the resulting shapes. He is confident that computers will become active participants in the design process, as well as providing a common platform on which all members of the design team can interactively share ideas and truly collaborate to create innovative and sustainable buildings.

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Projects 2009 2020

Tall buildings
Roofs
Stadiums
Sports
Gas emissions

Autonomous Aerial Robotic Manufacturing

Ball, R., Shepherd, P. & Williams, C.

1/05/1630/04/20

Project: Research council

Robotics
Antennas
Robots
Printing
Hardware

Research Output 1998 2018

An analytical failure envelope for the design of textile reinforced concrete shells

Hawkins, W., Orr, J., Ibell, T. & Shepherd, P. 1 Aug 2018 In : Structures. 15, p. 56 - 65 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reinforced concrete
Textiles
Concretes
Interpolation
Reinforcement

Cementitious mortars and polyurethane foams for additive building manufacturing

Dams, B., Peng, J., Shepherd, P. & Ball, R. 9 Apr 2018 p. 103-107 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
Mortar
Polyurethanes
Foams
Curing
3D printers
Sealants
Silicones
Elastic moduli
Adhesives
Synthetic rubber
1 Citations

Optimizing the Architectural Layouts and Technical Specifications of Curtain Walls to Minimize Use of Aluminium

Lee, A., Shepherd, P., Evernden, M. & Metcalfe, D. Feb 2018 In : Structures. 13, p. 8-25 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Specifications
Aluminum
Facades
Extrusion
Metals
Open Access
File
Virtual reality
Display devices
Animation
Naval architecture

Datasets

Dataset for the effective length of columns in multi-storey frames

Webber, A. (Creator), Orr, J. (Creator), Shepherd, P. (Creator), Crothers, K. (Creator), University of Bath, 12 Aug 2015

Dataset