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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Structural Morphology

Some Morphological Aspects of Configurations

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Structural Morphology
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Some Morphological Aspects of Configurations
  • Author(s): Hoshyar Nooshin, Omidali Samavati
  • Keywords: structural morphology, classification of structural forms
Abstract
In the present paper, to begin with, the attention is focused on a number of basic characteristics of the configurations. These characteristics concern such morphological aspects as 'curviance' and 'connectivity'. The term 'curviance' means the 'way in which a configuration is curved' and the term 'connectivity' means the 'way in which the components of a configuration are interrelated'. The morphological characteristics discussed in the paper are then used in considering the constitution of a proposed classification for the lattice spatial structural forms. In this classification system, it turns out that the 'curviance' is the main factor that governs the constitution. Also, at the next level, for the configurations that have the same curviance, it is the pattern that governs the classification. Then comes such aspects as the 'geometric proportions' involved and the 'frequency' of the pattern that are considered as the distinguishing features for the classification.

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