CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences

Deployable Structures

Editors: Pellegrino, S. (Ed.)

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Deployable structures can vary their shape automatically from a compact, packaged configuration to an expanded, operational configuration. The first properly engineered deployable structures were used as stabilization booms on early spacecraft. Later on, more complex structures were devised for solar arrays, communication reflectors and telescopes. In other fields there have been a variety of developments, including retractable roofs for stadia, foldable components for cars, portable structures for temporary shelters and exhibition displays. Three main themes are discussed in this book: concepts, working principles, and mechanics of deployable structures, both in engineering and biology; in addition: theory of foldable bar structures and application to deployable tensegrieties; formulation of large-rotation analysis of deployable structures and finite-element simulation methods.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Deployable Structures in Engineering

    Pellegrino, Sergio

    Pages 1-35

  • Deployable Structures in Nature

    Vincent, Julian F. V.

    Pages 37-50

  • Stealing Ideas from Nature

    Vincent, Julian F. V.

    Pages 51-58

  • How to Fold a Membrane

    Pellegrino, Sergio (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

  • Elastic Folding of Shell Structures

    Pellegrino, Sergio

    Pages 77-98

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eBook $159.00
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Softcover $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Deployable Structures
Editors
  • S. Pellegrino
Series Title
CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
Series Volume
412
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-2584-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-2584-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-211-83685-9
Series ISSN
0254-1971
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 360
Number of Illustrations and Tables
226 b/w illustrations
Topics