01.110 Computational Fabrication

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Course Description

This course introduces students to the concepts and tools of computational design and manufacturing. Topics include: computational design and data acquisition(advanced geometry representations, procedural modeling, 3D scanning), physics-based modeling and simulation (kinematic mechanisms, solid mechanics, material modeling, finite element method), and an introduction to fabrication methods with a focus on additive manufacturing (e.g., 3D printing).

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, students will be able to:

  1. Implement fundamental methods for computational fabrication.
  2. Apply software systems for computational design and fabrication.
  3. Analyze the physical property on the geometric modeling process for fabrication; conduct simulation for the model and measure the physical property of the 3D printed model.
  4. Analyze research papers in computational fabrication.

Measurable Outcomes

Successful students will be able to:

  1. Know and understand the basic concepts of computational design, simulation and fabrication methods.
  2. Implement fundamental algorithms for computational fabrication.
  3. Use software systems for computational design and fabrication.
  4. Design geometric models for fabrication, predict their physical behavior using computational simulation, fabricate the models, e.g. using 3D printing or laser
    cutting, and measure their physical properties.
  5. Analyze and understand latest research papers in computational fabrication.

Pre-Requisite/ Co-requisite/ Mutually Exclusive Subject(s)

  • B or above in Digital World, or instructor’s approval

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