Magnetic Patterning Of Concrete

Na­t­u­ral forces as trans­for­ma­tive pro­cess­es on sur­faces

With re­gard to fur­ther de­vel­op­ment we are in­ter­est­ed in pos­si­bil­i­ties and strate­gies for struc­tur­ing sur­faces ac­cord­ing to de­ter­min­able prin­ci­ples, and for func­tio­n­al­iz­ing and de­sign­ing them by means of mu­tu­al­ly in­ter­de­pen­dent pro­cess­es.

There are fun­da­men­tal sim­i­lar­i­ties be­tween this line of in­quiry and nan­otech­no­log­i­cal at­tempts to de­vel­op meth­ods for con­trolling and de­lib­er­ate­ly ar­rang­ing atoms, molecules, and par­ti­cles.

On the nano­s­cop­ic lev­el, mag­net­ic po­si­tion­ing and pat­tern­ing is used to re­po­si­tion and de­lib­er­ate­ly ar­range par­ti­cles. This led us to in­vesti­gate ways of us­ing mag­net­ic ef­fects, which we em­ploy on the macro lev­el to al­ter ma­tri­ces with mi­cro- and nano­par­ti­cles. Si­m­u­lat­ed par­ti­cle fields cre­at­ed with the help of vari­ous al­go­rithms and the use of Pro­cess­ing, have en­abled us to learn more about th­ese forces. We have al­so been ex­plor­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties for gen­er­at­ing weak­ly struc­tured pat­terns and non­spe­cif­ic par­ti­cle for­ma­tions.

Our next step will be to ap­p­ly th­ese si­m­u­lat­ed pro­cess­es to the con­crete ma­trix–mi­cro­sphere sys­tem, us­ing one spe­cial­ly de­vel­oped pro­ce­dure to mag­ne­tize the spheres. This ap­proach gen­er­ates mod­els with their own struc­tu­ral log­ic, aes­thet­ic, and func­tion, which do not ad­dress the re­la­tion­ship be­tween ma­te­rial and form in the con­ven­tio­n­al sense of per­fec­tion. Fun­da­men­tal­ly con­flict­ing forces can al­so be har­nessed for de­sign. The re­sults in­clude ob­jects for in­s­tal­la­tions, re­al-time para­met­ric si­m­u­la­tions, im­ages and video se­quences, as well as ma­te­rial sam­ples and struc­tu­ral com­po­nents. In­her­ent in this ap­proach is a sci­en­tif­ic metho­d­ol­o­gy based on the premise that forces can on­ly be per­ceived by their ef­fects. The re­sults de­pict na­t­u­ral forces as trans­for­ma­tive pro­cess­es af­fect­ing the states of sur­faces.


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