A State-of-the-art of Deployable Scissor Structures for Architectural Applications

Niels De Temmerman, Lara Alegria Mira, Marijke Mollaert, Lars De Laet, Tom Van Mele

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Abstract

In this paper the main contributors to the field of deployable structures are discussed. A review is given of existing deployable scissor structures (or pantograph structures) for architectural applications.

Firstly, the characteristics of translational and polar units are discussed. Secondly, the geometric deployability constraint, to which a scissor linkage has to obey in order to guarantee deployability,is explained.

Further, angulated elements, which are used to form closed loop structures, are discussed. These are characterised by a radial deployment allowing the structure to retract towards its perimeter.

This paper is intended to provide the reader with a representative selection of typologies and applications from the built environment, showing concepts as well as realisations, serving as a basis for further reading.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS)
PublisherChina Architecture & Building Press in China
Pages796-814
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-7-89475-196-6
Publication statusPublished - 8 Nov 2010
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Keywords

  • Deployable Structures
  • Scissor Structures
  • Adaptable Structures
  • Geometric Design
  • State-of-the-art

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