Grant/Award: FMRG: Eco: Process-Structure-Property Relationships of 3D Printed Earth Materials and Structures.
September 01, 2021
Earth materials are an emerging, sustainable alternative to cementitious materials because of their low embodied carbon, affordability, safety, and thermal characteristics. This $2.2M Future Manufacturing project will comprehensively characterize optimal mix designs for 3D printed earth materials and structures, linking microstructural development and soil science with material and structural property characterization and optimization of 3D printing methods. The team is comprised of Prof Lola Ben-Alon (GSAPP, PI), Prof Kawashima (CEEM, co-PI) and Prof Wil Srubar (UC Boulder, co-PI) (pictured from top to bottom).