Tiling Freeform Shapes With Straight Panels: Algorithmic Methods

J. Wallner, A. Schiftner, M. Kilian, S. Floery, M. Hoebinger, B. Deng, Q. Huang, H. Pottmann


This paper shows design studies with bent panels which are originally rectangular or at least approximately rectangular. Based on recent results obtained in the geometry processing community, we algorithmically approach the questions of an exact rectangular shape of panels; of watertightness of the resulting paneling; and of the panel shapes being achievable by pure bending. We conclude the paper with an analysis of stress and strain in bent and twisted panels.


        author = "Johannes Wallner and Alexander Schiftner and
                Martin Kilian and Simon Fl{\"o}ry and Mathias H{\"o}binger and
         Bailin Deng and Qixing Huang and Helmut Pottmann",
        title = "Tiling Freeform Shapes With Straight Panels:
                Algorithmic Methods.",
        editor = {Cristiano Ceccato and others},
        booktitle = {Advances in Architectural Geometry 2010},
        publisher = {Springer},
        year = {2010},
        pages = {73-86},

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