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Construction Simulation of Wudian Using 3-D Graphics and Animations
Li, Jiyuan

2015, Master of Science, Ohio State University, Civil Engineering.
Wudian, which is the realization of the wisdom of ancient architects characterized by a complex combination of components without using a single nail in the assembly process, is considered to be the noblest building category in ancient China. Based on the Gongcheng Zuofa, which is the only official construction document from the Qing dynasty, this thesis presents a systematical study of the construction simulation of Wudian using 3-D graphics and animation techniques. In the modeling process, all major structural timber components and connection types are presented step by step, and all the construction processes are simulated level by level. Then, a decision tree system (WDTS), a database of engineering drawings and illustrations of all the components and connections, and the animations of the construction process of Wudian are compiled into a Microsoft Visual Studio program. WDTS provides the user with detailed and comprehensive overall views of the construction simulation and a systematic understanding of how each component of Wudian was pre-fabricated and assembled. In conclusion, this thesis presents a new, effective method to simulate the construction of ancient structures such as the Wudian and to understand the beauty and wisdom of outstanding ancient Chinese architects.
Fabian Tan (Advisor)
Jeffrey Bielicki (Committee Member)
Tarunjit Butalia (Committee Member)
217 p.

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