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A 3D Printed Ready-Mixed Concrete Power Distribution Substation: Materials and Construction Technology

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Department of Structural Engineering, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
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Liaoning Green Printing Technology Co., Ltd., Yingkou City 115214, China
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College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Dalian University, Liaoning 116622, China
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Materials 2019, 12(9), 1540; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12091540
Received: 23 April 2019 / Revised: 8 May 2019 / Accepted: 8 May 2019 / Published: 10 May 2019
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Abstract

Currently, 3D concrete printing technology is not yet able to print ready-mixed concrete with coarse aggregates. Based on an independently developed 3D printing construction equipment system and optimized concrete materials, a 3D concrete printer that can directly print ready-mixed concrete is developed. This paper introduces the whole 3D printing process for one power distribution substation in detail, including the printing equipment, key software, concrete preparation, printing process, and construction inspection. This investigation will provide valuable design and construction experience for the future construction of 3D concrete printing. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D printing; ready-mixed concrete; equipment system; coarse aggregate; construction 3D printing; ready-mixed concrete; equipment system; coarse aggregate; construction
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Ji, G.; Ding, T.; Xiao, J.; Du, S.; Li, J.; Duan, Z. A 3D Printed Ready-Mixed Concrete Power Distribution Substation: Materials and Construction Technology. Materials 2019, 12, 1540.

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