A Novel Method for Revolved Surface Infrastructures

Kınayoğlu G.

31st International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe), Delft, Netherlands, 18 - 20 September 2013, pp.297-303 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Delft
  • Country: Netherlands
  • Page Numbers: pp.297-303
  • Keywords: Revolved surface, standardization, ribbed structure, contouring, nesting pattern
  • TED University Affiliated: No


This paper presents an algorithm for the formation of single or double curved revolved surface's infrastructures through standardized parts. Any revolved surface can be generated with only two types of parts, interconnected by a ribbed structure technique. The proposed method differs from the accustomed orthogonal rib structures by the varying angle in-between coupling parts. The algorithm can be customized through several parameters like the number, width of parts and thickness of the material used for the infrastructure. The algorithm also offers an advantageous nesting pattern with minimum loss of material regardless of the revolved surface cross-section.