Curved brick design methodology and manufacturing system
Author(s)Carrus, Justin William
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
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For many people in developing contexts, the financial expense of construction can be overwhelming. There is a need for more appropriate technologies for low-cost construction. This thesis presents a concise review of construction technologies and then offers a design methodology for creating curved, interlocking brick geometries that can be produced more accurately than existing bricks. The increase in dimensional accuracy is able to dramatically reduce the cost of construction in developing areas. A design is then offered for a low-cost press for these brick geometries that can be produced by local fabricators in developing areas.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2018.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (page 83).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology