Topological Interlocking: Life Beyond the Plane
Author(s)Andres Bejarano, Christoph Hoffmann

Current solutions for building Topological Interlocking Configurations (TICs) are based on trial-and-error algorithms. That is, the building parameters are adapted on each iteration after testing the correctness of the resultant configuration given a validity threshold. It is of our intention to design an algorithm that, in a single iteration, generates a TIC using the intrinsic geometric properties of the given model. This talk describes the challenges found while generating such configurations given solids and meshes, as well as the approaches under consideration for solving them. Additionally, it is introduced TIGER (Topological Interlocking GEneratoR), a tool designed for generating TICs given a 3D model and a set of parameters.