Kinematic analysis of deployable scissor structures

Langbecker, Travis John (1999) Kinematic analysis of deployable scissor structures. International Journal of Space Structures, 14 1: 1-15. doi:10.1260/0266351991494650

Author Langbecker, Travis John
Title Kinematic analysis of deployable scissor structures
Journal name International Journal of Space Structures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-3511
Publication date 1999-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1260/0266351991494650
Volume 14
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 15
Total pages 15
Editor H. Nooshin
Z. S. Makowski
Place of publication Brentwood, U.K.
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject C1
680203 Civil
290801 Structural Engineering
Formatted abstract
The paper deals with the geometric design of deployable scissor structures. These structures are classified as foldable or deployable. A foldable structure guarantees a stress free condition during deployment.A new equation, the foldability equation is derived. The foldability equation is formulated using a purely geometric approach. The foldability vector used in the foldability equation is formulated for some basic units in deployable structures. The foldability equation is then used to analyse the kinematics and determine the foldability/deployability of translational, cylindrical, and spherical configurations.

Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
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