Archive for the ‘1/8″ Model’ Category
More images from the 1/8 scale model….
-The tab connection does not restrict unfolding and requires further bolting to ensure stability.
-A tab connection can reduce overall elements from 1000+/- to 250+/- as connections are incorporated in the panel. This probably doesn’t save money in material cost but drastically reduces assembly time and frustration!!
-Tabs were scaled based on panel edge lengths and therefore varied the size & hole distances.
-The fenestration seems to weaken the panel if it occupies a large percentage and nears the edges.
-Material width was not accounted for and would result in a 9″ increase in the overall full scale length!! This means that all panels must be reduced by 1/8″ to account for the 1/8″ tab fold, or the fold must be set inward.
The code has been updated to:
-nest all text & panels
-Control the orientation of the connection, either inside or outside
The 1/8″ scale model will use a “tab” connection as the scale is too small to demonstrate the accurate connection. The tab connection also utilizes the possibility of folding each panel with 1/8″ scale materials. Two holes are provided in the tab connection to account for a standard staple to replace the full scale bolts. The tab restricts almost all axis of rotation and should provide an estimate in the overall structural efficiency of the form.
1 of 4 nested sheets including:
-Unique 2 digit number