Strategic Integration

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2024-02-05
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Virginia Tech
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This thesis investigates the integration of 3D printing with clay and post-tensioning techniques, seeking to establish a structural reinforcement system for 3D-printed clay pieces. The primary goal is to marry the inherent flexibility of clay with the strength provided by post-tensioning, thereby introducing a novel construction paradigm. The culmination of this research involves the design and realization of a pavilion or architectural structure, serving as a practical demonstration of the proposed system's viability in real-world applications. Through an exhaustive review of existing projects and the development of an innovative construction methodology, this study contributes to the evolving landscape of sustainable and adaptable architectural solutions.

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3D printing, Post-tensioning, Clay, Reinforcement, Optimization
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