Deployable structures using non-singular rigid foldable patterns

R.T.W. van Knippenberg, A.P.H.W. Habraken, P.M. Teuffel

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Abstract

The opportunities of fully foldable structures are well utilized in some industries, but are only rarely applied in the built environment. In the first part of this study, a number of folding typologies are investigated and their (un)favourable properties are related to the built environment. In the second part, the results of the first part are exploited in order to design an adaptable pavilion.

The conclusion of the first part of the study is that there are multiple folding typologies which can generate a wide variety of forms. However, there is especially one typology with a high potential to translate the folding patterns into real structures. This folding typology is called non-singular, rigid foldable. The advantage of this typology is that the individual surfaces do not bend during the folding motion, while the degrees of freedom (DOF) are only dependent on geometric characteristics of the folding patterns.

The second part of the study uses the results from the first part in order to design an adaptable pavilion. To design this pavilion a variant study is performed with folding patterns which belong to the stable adaptive typology. The variants are compared to each other with respect to their: structural performance, innovative appearance, effective floor space range and ease of transportation as well as deployability.

From this study the final variant is studied in more detail and a structural analysis is performed based on the Eurocode for temporary structures. In this non-linear structural analysis, the structure is modelled in various configurations. The resulting design leads to an innovative pavilion which is able to transform in multiple configurations by only moving the support points, while it is stable for every possible state
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Pages388–397
Volume155
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Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2016
EventNovel structural skins - Improving sustainability and efficiency through new structural textile materials and designs - Newcastle University, Newcastle , United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Oct 201628 Oct 2016
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NameProcedia Engineering
PublisherElsevier
ISSN (Print)1877-7058

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ConferenceNovel structural skins - Improving sustainability and efficiency through new structural textile materials and designs
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle
Period26/10/1628/10/16
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van Knippenberg, R. T. W., Habraken, A. P. H. W., & Teuffel, P. M. (2016). Deployable structures using non-singular rigid foldable patterns. In Proceedings (Vol. 155, pp. 388–397). (Procedia Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.042
van Knippenberg, R.T.W. ; Habraken, A.P.H.W. ; Teuffel, P.M. / Deployable structures using non-singular rigid foldable patterns. Proceedings. Vol. 155 2016. pp. 388–397 (Procedia Engineering).
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van Knippenberg, RTW, Habraken, APHW & Teuffel, PM 2016, Deployable structures using non-singular rigid foldable patterns. in Proceedings. vol. 155, Procedia Engineering, pp. 388–397, Newcastle , United Kingdom, 26/10/16. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.042

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van Knippenberg RTW, Habraken APHW, Teuffel PM. Deployable structures using non-singular rigid foldable patterns. In Proceedings. Vol. 155. 2016. p. 388–397. (Procedia Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.042