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The DigiShed


Burnham, R and Agrawal, R and Ong, J and Zhou, J and Durbin, K and White, K and Chong, RS and Taylor, L and Jones, O and Wilkes, L and Stokes, KW, The DigiShed, University of Tasmania, Junction Arts Festival, Princes Square, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 9 (2021) [Published Creative Work]

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The Digished structure is sheet-based, assembled entirely from CNC milled plywood components. The research aims of the structure were to design and fabricate a semi-monocoque structure that optimises the inherent characteristics of plywood and eliminates an independent structural frame. A comparative analysis with an equivalent traditional lightweight timber framed structure built in accordance with Australian Standard 1684 found that the sheet-based alternative was more efficient, both in terms of material usage and structural rigiidity.

The cladding is created using a technique called Incremental Sheet Forming, where a robot arm with a spherical tool gradually presses into a flat sheet, deforming and stretching the material to create a threedimensionaltexture. The research aim was to create a viable cladding system based on a textural image, in this case an image of spume passing down the Cataract Gorge.

Item Details

Item Type:Published Creative Work
Keywords:digital fabrication, plywood, incremental metal forming
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural design
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction materials performance and processes
Objective Field:Metals
UTAS Author:Burnham, R (Dr Richard Burnham)
UTAS Author:Agrawal, R (Miss Ritika Agrawal)
UTAS Author:Ong, J ( Jozarino Ong)
UTAS Author:Zhou, J (Dr Zhou)
UTAS Author:Durbin, K (Mr Kaelan Durbin)
UTAS Author:White, K (Miss Katelyn White)
UTAS Author:Chong, RS (Ms Rachel Chong)
UTAS Author:Taylor, L (Mr Lachlan Taylor)
UTAS Author:Jones, O (Miss Olivia Jones)
UTAS Author:Wilkes, L (Ms Lucy Wilkes)
UTAS Author:Stokes, KW (Mr Kevin Stokes)
ID Code:147536
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2021-11-07
Last Modified:2023-01-09

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