A Glimpse of Topological Interlocking Configurations
Author(s)Andres Bejarano, Christoph Hoffmann

Topological Interlocking is a structural organization for which the building blocks are locked in their positions by purely geometrical constraints [Dyskin, 2003]. Connections between pieces occur by the contact of surfaces instead of using classical connectors such as glue, hooks, joints or mortar. It is of our interest the study of such configurations in 3D using convex polyhedra. A quick introduction of the concept will be given, along with the preliminary analysis of a non-planar topological interlocking configuration.