Demi Fang

Writing

An overview of published and self-published work, last updated 21 December 2021. Header image: book of proceedings from IASS 2018, hosted at MIT.

Academic publications

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Journal articles
  • Fang, Demi L., and Caitlin Mueller. 2021. “Mortise-and-tenon joinery for modern timber construction: Quantifying the embodied carbon of an alternative structural connection.” Architecture, Structures and Construction. https://doi.org/10.1007/s44150-021-00018-5.
  • Fang, Demi L., Rebecca K. Napolitano, Tim L. Michiels, and Sigrid M. Adriaenssens. 2018. “Assessing the Stability of Unreinforced Masonry Arches and Vaults: A Comparison of Analytical and Numerical Strategies.” International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 11 (5): 1–15. https://doi.org/10.1080/15583058.2018.1463413.
Conference articles
  • Fang, Demi, and Caitlin Mueller. 2021. “Flow-Informed Topology Design: Evaluating the Conformity of Structural Topologies with Vector Fields.” In Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium. Surrey, UK.
  • Devin, Austin F, Masaaki Miki, Demi Fang, Jonathan Baranowski, Jingwen Wang, and William F Baker. 2019. “Superposed Functions as Airy Stress Functions for Form-Finding of Funicular Shell Structures.” In Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium.
  • Fang, Demi, Caitlin Mueller, Jan Brütting, Corentin Fivet, and Julieta Moradei. 2019. “Rotational Stiffness in Timber Joinery Connections: Analytical and Experimental Characterizations of the Nuki Joint.” In Structures and Architecture: Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders, edited by Paulo J.S. Cruz, 229–36. Lisbon, Portugal: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10/gg55k8.
  • Fang, Demi, Alpha Arsano, Nathan Brown, Christoph Reinhart, and Caitlin Mueller. 2019. “Design Space Exploration for High-Performance Greenhouse Design.” In Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Fang, Demi, Julieta Moradei, Jan Brütting, Aliz Fischer, Daniel K Landez, Benshun Shao, Nick Sherrow-Groves, Corentin Fivet, and Caitlin Mueller. 2019. “Modern Timber Design Approaches for Traditional Japanese Architecture: Analytical, Experimental, and Numerical Approaches for the Nuki Joint.” In Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium. Barcelona, Spain.
  • Fang, Demi, and Caitlin Mueller. 2018. “Joinery Connections in Timber Frames: Analytical and Experimental Explorations of Structural Behavior.” In Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium. Cambridge, MA, USA.
  • Fang, Demi, Sigrid Adriaenssens, Hannah V. Bands, and Edward M. Segal. 2015. “The Digital Engineering Classroom: Collaborative Structural Design Space and Supplementary Educational Material.” In Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS) Symposium. Amsterdam.
Other articles
Theses
  • Fang, Demi. 2017. “Assessing the Stability of Unreinforced Masonry Arches and Vaults: A Comparison of Analytical and Numerical Strategies.” Bachelor’s thesis, Princeton University.
  • Fang, Demi. 2020. “Timber Joinery in Modern Construction: Mechanical Behavior of Wood-Wood Connections.” M.S., Cambridge, MA, USA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology. https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/127868.

Blog posts

Events
Interviews

The following series of interviews appeared in the proceedings for IASS 2018, hosted at MIT, as a way to capture the keynote speakers’ ideas.