Standard Product Models for Supporting Automated Erection of Structural Steelwork.
Standard Product Models for Supporting Automated
Erection of Structural Steelwork.
Kamat, V. R.; Lipman, R. R.
International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in
Construction (ISARC 2006). Proceedings. October 3-5,
2006, Tokyo, Japan, 1-6 pp, 2006.
Sponsor:National Science Foundation, Washington, DC
structural steelwork; automation; emulation; steel
members; structures; construction
A piece of automation equipment such as a robotic crane
for steel erection has no intrinsic knowledge of the
process it automates. Thus, geometric and spatial
information about a component such as a steel member,
and the motion sequences that must be executed to move
that component from a staging area to its installed
final location must both be programmed into the
equipment. In automated steel construction, the position
and orientation of steel members in a temporary staging
area is project and site dependent, and thus cannot be
automatically determined beforehand. The final in-place
spatial configuration (position and orientation) of a
steel member, however, can be conceptually extracted
automatically from a product model of the structure
being erected. The presented research evaluates this
hypothesis and investigates the extent to which the
CIMsteel Integration Standards (CIS/2) can specify
product descriptions capable of supporting automated
erection of structural steelwork.