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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: Structural Morphology 3: Morphology and Transformables

Kinegrity: the kinetic transformation of a tensegrity

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Structural Morphology 3: Morphology and Transformables
  • Title: Kinegrity: the kinetic transformation of a tensegrity
  • Author(s): Arno D.C. PRONK, H. BUSKES, L.S. KLERK, P. KOELEWIJN
  • Keywords: Kinetics, tensegrity, four-bar linkage, Geiger domes, Fuller domes, structural optimization, photovoltaic, sun tracker, parametric design.
Abstract
This research presents a design solution for the integration of dual axis sun trackers to lightweight roof structures. This is done with a kinetic tensegrity structure with a stable membrane roof and hinging vertical struts. The struts punch through the roof at the high points of the membrane roof. On top of the struts PV cells are connected that can follow the path of the sun as a result of the kinetic hinging of the struts in the tensegrity.

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