Conference paper Open Access

Modular Coreless Filament Winding for Lightweight Systems in Architecture

Knippers, Jan; Kowlowski, Valentin; Solly, James; Fildhuth, Timo

Citation Style Language JSON Export

  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1063908", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Modular Coreless Filament Winding for Lightweight Systems in Architecture", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>The paper describes novel strategies towards coreless filament winding of geometrically complex fibre<br>\nreinforced building components. The research focuses on winding processes that reduce the need for formwork,<br>\nallowing for the fabrication of individual one-off components made of glass and carbon fibre rovings. The<br>\ncomponent geometry and layout of the rovings is adapted to the structural loading of the system. Through the<br>\ndevelopment of a modular system, the dimension of the resulting structure is not limited by the robotic<br>\nfabrication set-up, which demonstrates how the coreless winding method is applicable in large scale building<br>\nimplementations.<br>\nThe paper presents two prototypes produced by modular coreless winding: First, the ICD/ITKE Research<br>\nPavilion 2013-14 investigated and demonstrated the geometric variability of the system. Second, the Elytra<br>\nFilament Pavilion at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London in 2016 extended this approach towards a fully<br>\nfunctioning roof system of significant scale. The Elytra Filament Pavilion is additionally equipped with a fibre<br>\noptic monitoring system, allowing for on-line sensing of strain and temperature and illustrating the potential of<br>\nmulti-functional fibre systems.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Knippers, Jan"
      "family": "Kowlowski, Valentin"
      "family": "Solly, James"
      "family": "Fildhuth, Timo"
  "id": "1063908", 
  "event-place": "Hong Kong, China", 
  "type": "paper-conference", 
  "event": "8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2016)"
All versions This version
Views 162162
Downloads 9595
Data volume 39.2 MB39.2 MB
Unique views 149149
Unique downloads 9191


Cite as