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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Deployable Structures

The Bio-Inspired Node for Variable Stable and Kinetic Structures

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Deployable Structures
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: The Bio-Inspired Node for Variable Stable and Kinetic Structures
  • Author(s): Melodi Simay Acar
  • Keywords: bio-inspired design, adaptable structures, kinetic node, Flower of Life, Metatron’s Cube, optimization, transformation, lightweight
Abstract
Structure is the way of arranging the parts or forming a whole in a particular way by putting the parts together by a specific order. The structural orders in natural structures dynamically change and gain stability in respect of the function for the whole system to obtain maximum efficiency with minimum material usage. Therefore, unfolding of space, minimum energy shapes - Platonic Solids, systematics in the components of cell are examined for analyzing structural efficiency in nature since the understanding of biological models can lead to more ecologic and new efficient adaptable structural systems. An adaptable structure or its component, which has capabilities of portability, reusability, easy to construct, minimizing the cost and material usage and reducing application time is crucial for the life-cycle of the built environment. The novel bio-inspired kinetic node provides capability to transform two-dimensional structural order into three-dimensional adaptable structures as static and dynamic by optimization.

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