Timber Joints Analysis and Design Using Shape and Graph Grammar-Based Machine Learning Approach: Synthetic Data Preparation of Timber Joints’ Shape and Graph Grammar for Machine Learning Application

Ho Man Yau, Theodoros Dounas, Wassim Jabi, Davide Lombardi

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Abstract

Timber joints had been applied as one of the primary methods across different cultures of building construction. The technique of crafting timber joints uses simple geometry to connect different components without the need of adhesives or fixings. Digitalisation and computational design method provided a new approach to developing complex timber joint connections. By combining this traditional technique with computational design methods, shape, and graph grammar opened new opportunities in reinterpreting timber joint designs. In this paper, we proposed a timber joints’ synthetic dataset preparation using shape grammar and graph grammar for machine learning applications. The research focused on designing a prototype of a shape grammar extraction system and graph extraction system manually and using Topologic in Sverchok, Blender, with a discussion on how to shape grammar applications help to analysis and create a larger database for future machine learning development of this project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationeCAADe 2023 - Digital Design Reconsidered
EditorsWolfgang Dokonal, Urs Hirschberg, Gabriel Wurzer, Gabriel Wurzer
PublisherEducation and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Pages569-578
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789491207341
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event41st Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2023 - Graz, Austria
Duration: 20 Sept 202322 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Volume1
ISSN (Print)2684-1843

Conference

Conference41st Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, eCAADe 2023
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityGraz
Period20/09/2322/09/23

Keywords

  • Graph Grammar
  • Machine Learning
  • Parametric Design
  • Shape Grammar
  • Timber Structures

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