An end-effector design for H-beam alignment in high-rise building construction

Kihyeon Bae, Baeksuk Chu, Kyungmo Jung, Yongkwun Lee, Deahie Hong, Shinsuk Park, Myo Taeg Lim

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Abstract

There have been active progresses in the construction of high-rise buildings since the robot and information technologies were applied to the construction industry. Although many techniques have been proposed for safe and efficient H-beam lifting and assembly, most of construction tasks are manually operated causing dangerous working environments. The objective of this study is to develop a robotic end-effector for fine H-beam alignment in high-rise building construction. The H-beam has a number of drilled holes so that bolts can go through to assemble the elements. Before the bolts are inserted to combine two H-beams, the bolt holes should be aligned with very tight tolerance. Otherwise, there is a potential for serious damage during the bolting process. In this study, an end-effector design that helps the H-beam alignment for bolting operation is proposed. Moreover, finite element analysis and computer simulations are conducted to evaluate the mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSMA 2008 - International Conference on Smart Manufacturing Application
Pages465-469
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Smart Manufacturing Application, ICSMA 2008 - Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2008 Apr 92008 Apr 11

Publication series

NameICSMA 2008 - International Conference on Smart Manufacturing Application

Other

OtherInternational Conference on Smart Manufacturing Application, ICSMA 2008
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityGyeonggi-do
Period08/4/908/4/11

Keywords

  • Alignment end-effector
  • Construction automation
  • Finite element analysis
  • H-beam assembly
  • High-rise building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Bae, K., Chu, B., Jung, K., Lee, Y., Hong, D., Park, S., & Lim, M. T. (2008). An end-effector design for H-beam alignment in high-rise building construction. In ICSMA 2008 - International Conference on Smart Manufacturing Application (pp. 465-469). [4505566] (ICSMA 2008 - International Conference on Smart Manufacturing Application). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSMA.2008.4505566