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Vol. 39 (1998) No. 3 December n. 128

Retractable multi-reciprocal grid structure

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 39 (1998) No. 3 December n. 128
  • Title: Retractable multi-reciprocal grid structure
  • Author(s): M. Saidani, O. Baverel
  • Keywords: deployable structure, multi-reciprocal grid
The paper describes a new type of deployable structure using the Multi-Reciprocal Grid concept described elsewhere. The new deployable system consists of a rotation of the nodes of the structure. The grid generated is deformable. These structures offer a new architectural type of retractable roof structures. The retraction process is simple. Some examples are given in order to introduce and explain the new concept.

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