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Wandelbare Faltungen aus biegesteifen Faltelementen


Medium: journal article
Language(s): de 
Published in: Bautechnik, , n. 2, v. 88
Page(s): 86-93
DOI: 10.1002/bate.201110008

Deployable folding patterns using stiff plate elements.

Deployable folding patterns unify the structural advances of folded plate systems with the deployability of the whole structure. The essential requirement for the structural usability is the load bearing capacity of the plate elements and therefore its bending stiffness resulting in bending resistant materials of finite thickness. Therefore only the flexible connection between the plate elements must induce the movability. The degree of freedom of the connections is determined by the matter and configuration of the folding pattern and the dimensions of the folding elements. In the following the most important aspects of typical interrelated dependencies within kinetics, structure, folding systems and construction regarding deployable folding patterns will be described.

Keywords: deployable structures, folded plate structures, folding mechanism, parametric systems, prismatic pivot joint

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