Wandelbare Faltkonstruktionen aus ebenen, quasi-starren Flächenelementen von nicht vernachlässigbarer Dicke

  • Deployable folding structures using planar and virtually stiff plate elements of finite thickness

Künstler, Arne; Trautz, Martin (Thesis advisor); Corves, Burkhard (Thesis advisor); Gengnagel, Christoph (Thesis advisor)

Aachen (2017, 2018)
Dissertation / PhD Thesis

Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, 2017


Deployable folding patterns unify the structural advances of folded plate systems with the deployability of the whole structure. The essential requirement for the structural usability is the load bearing capacity of the plate elements and therefore its bending stiffness resulting in bending resistant materials of finite thickness. Therefore only the flexible connection between the plate elements must induce the movability. The degree of freedom of the connections is determined by the matter and configuration of the folding pattern and the dimensions of the folding elements. Within this thesis the most important aspects of typical interrelated dependencies within kinetics, structure, folding systems and construction regarding deployable folding patterns will be described.