Mesh Stretch/ Forming Experiment

We tested our method of forming on a different material system. This time using a thin, formable aluminum mesh.

The mesh was stretched on Lycra fabric and reinforced with strips of a stronger hexagonal mesh. The mesh combination was plastered with concrete using a trowel and smoothned with a layer of grout brushed into the surface.  

The forming process was successful, we achieved a satisfactory displacement measurement of about 400 mm on a small 1000x1000 mm piece. 


Concrete Testing/

We casted concrete slabs with different mix levels and reinforcement material. The slabs were weighed and tested for compressive loads. The intension is to compare CC concrete cloth to mesh reinforcement as potential materials for forming.