FURI | Spring 2018

3-D Printed Concrete

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The objective of this research is to advance the current state of 3-D printed concrete for its use to be industrialized in the future, for faster, cheaper and cleaner construction. During the Spring 2018 semester, successful prints have been made while focusing on the rheology parameters of the mix. To analyze the small-scale 3-D printed samples, scans were conducted to represent the prints as point clouds. Matlab was used to compare the actual prints to the CAD model through identifying the location of the defects. The next step is to develop a perfected printing process for the technology’s expansion.

Student researcher

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Emily Alcazar

Civil, environmental and sustainable engineering

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona

Graduation date: Spring 2019