Distributed pneu elements for surface kinetics

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Abstract

The presented project is a part of a larger body of an ongoing design research that investigates the potential for kinetic and responsive architectural skin systems to influence the use of space and users' behavior. The project explores the integration of custom-made soft robotic muscles into a component-based surface. The result of this project is a prototype of a light modular system capable of kinetic response to external stimuli such as occupancy or atmospheric conditions. The project focuses on kinetics of architectural surfaces and tectonics that integrate stasis and motion. It investigates the potential for a 'programmable' architectural modular system that simultaneously addresses stability, dynamics and adaptability of a material system. The project is informed by a history of pneumatic structures, the technology of soft robotics, and a kit-of-parts design strategy.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE
EditorsCarlos Lazaro, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger, Eugenio Onate
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Pages1748-1755
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9788412110104
StatePublished - 2019
EventIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Oct 7 2019Oct 10 2019

Publication series

NameIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE

Conference

ConferenceIASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE
Country/TerritorySpain
CityBarcelona
Period10/7/1910/10/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building and Construction

Keywords

  • Dynamic material systems
  • Kinetic surface
  • Morphology of kinetic surface
  • Pneumatic structures
  • Responsive architecture
  • Soft robotics

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