La Voûte De LeFeVre
la Voûte de leFeVre:
a Variable-Volume compression-only Vault
BRANDON CLIFFORD, WES MCGEE
Particle-spring systems are commonly used to develop compression-only form-finding systems. This paper by Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee proposes to use a particle-spring system in response to a desired form in order to generate a variable-volume, compression-only structure fabricated of volumetric material.
By varying the depth and the volume of the system, loads can be re-directed through the depth of material in order to result in a desired form, as opposed to a structurally optimal form that assumes a uniform thickness approach.
This paper proposes to generate, build, and test a compression-only vault composed of variable-volume units. This research will advance knowledge surrounding volumetric physics calculations as well as volumetric fabrication methodologies.