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Compliant shell mechanisms.

Seffen, KA (2012) Compliant shell mechanisms. Philos Trans A Math Phys Eng Sci, 370. pp. 2010-2026. ISSN 1364-503X

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Abstract

This paper describes a class of lightweight structures known as compliant shell mechanisms. These are novel reconfigurable solutions for advanced structures, such as morphing shells and deployable membranes. They have local, discrete corrugations, which articulate and deform to achieve dramatic changes in the overall shape of the shell. The unique kinematics are considered by highlighting examples and by performing analysis using established and novel concepts, and favourable predictions of shape compared with laboratory models are demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:42
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:22
DOI: 10.1098/rsta.2011.0347