Automated Framework for the Optimisation of Spatial Layouts for Concrete Structures Reinforced with Robotic Filament Winding

Robin Oval, Eduardo Castro e Costa, Diana Thomas-McEwen, Saverio Spadea, John Orr, Paul Shepherd

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Concrete is a major contributor to the environmental impact of the construction industry, due to its cement content but also its reinforcement. Reinforcement has a significant contribution because of construction rationalisation, resorting to regular mats or cages of steel bars, despite layoutoptimisation algorithms and additive-manufacturing technologies. This paper presents an automated framework, connecting design and fabrication requirements for the optimisation of spatial layouts as of reinforcement of concrete structures, by the means of robotic filament winding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Proceedings of the 37th ISARC
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-94-3634-7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2020
Event37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in COnstruction - Online (due to COVID-19), Kitakyshu, Japan
Duration: 27 Oct 202028 Oct 2020
Conference number: 37


Conference37th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in COnstruction
Abbreviated titleISARC 2020
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  • Automated construction
  • Concrete structures
  • Reinforced Concrete
  • Strut-and-tie models
  • Layout optimisation
  • Wound reinforcement
  • Digital fabrication
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Robotic filament winding
  • 3D winding
  • Coreless winding
  • Trajectory planning

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