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Classification of geometry for deployable structures used for innovation: design of new surfaces with scissor 2 bar, and form generation method of relative ratios



Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM-V5-N4-464-474

Volume

Volume 5 (2017), Issue 4

Pages

10

Page Range

464 - 474

Author(s)

ESTHER RIVAS-ADROVER

Abstract

Deployable structures can expand and/or contract due to their geometrical, material and mechanical properties. This research proposes a classification of geometry for deployable structures. This classification system applied to structures made with scissor 2 bar can lead to architectural innovation. This is demonstrated in the case study of a new design for surfaces based on scissors 2 bar. Through this case study a form generation method of relative ratios is formulated that can be applied to infinite geometrical arrangements.

This geometry classification is an attempt to seek further understanding of the subject of deployable structures. In order to gain a comprehensive understanding of this field, different ways of ordering information are being considered.

Keywords

2 bar, classification, database, deployable, design, geometry, innovation, scissor, surface.