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Digital Ceramics, ETH Zurich, 2018-2019
Nature provides strong and tough composites using microscopic universal building bricks cushioned in a thin and soft mortar. Digital Ceramics investigates the upscaling of such assemblies. Through digital design and fabrication, bio-inspired bricks are designed through an iterative process and are manufactured using a high-resolution 3D powder bed printer. The samples are then assembled using a high-speed, vision-capturing system Scara robot, and their mechanical properties are evaluated by compression and 3-points bending testing.

This research brings forward an alternative to standard material toughening methods available in the built environment and addresses the need to reevaluate material consumption in architecture. The toughening mechanisms can be applied to sustainable soil-based building materials to boost their properties. Transferring a material system with such properties to a construction system with similar characteristics offers a novel design and fabrication approach for a variety of architectural applications.

Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich

In Zusammenarbeit mit: Dr. Florian Bouville and Matthias Haug (Department of Materials, ETH Zurich)
Forschungsprogramm: Innosuisse
Mitarbeiter: Coralie Ming (Projektleitung), Dr. Ammar Mirjan, Michael Lyrenmann and Philippe Fleischmann
Industrie Partner: RMS Foundation (Dr. Andre Butscher)

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