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Implementation of bending-active elements in kinematic form-active structures - Part I : design of a representative case study

(2019) COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. 216. p.436-448
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Due to their low self-weight and their inherently high flexibility, technical textiles offer great possibilities for the integration in kinematic structures. Furthermore, the implementation of active bending in a transformable design creates new challenging perspectives. The paper describes an integrated approach for transformable textile hybrids where an improved design is obtained through a parameter study, performing a structural analysis in the different phases of the deployment. The studied parameters include (i) the form-finding position, (ii) the prestress (ratio), (iii) the used materials and sections (including the fibre directions) and (iv) the number of bending-active elements. This research confirms the feasibility of realizing kinematic form-active structures with integrated bending active elements, where both the membrane and the supporting structure are stable in the different configurations. Due to the high interaction between the bending-active supporting system and the pretensioned membrane, the different parameters influence each other significantly. In a next step, an experimental verification of the designed pringle-shaped textile hybrid is carried out in order to both confirm the possibilities and reveal the remaining challenges.
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BEHAVIOR, FABRICS, MODEL, Tensile fabric structures, Kinematic structures, Active bending, Structural design, Numerical modelling

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Puystiens, Silke, et al. “Implementation of Bending-Active Elements in Kinematic Form-Active Structures - Part I : Design of a Representative Case Study.” COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, vol. 216, Elsevier Sci Ltd, 2019, pp. 436–48.
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Puystiens, S., Van Craenenbroeck, M., Van Hemelrijck, D., Van Paepegem, W., Mollaert, M., & De Laet, L. (2019). Implementation of bending-active elements in kinematic form-active structures - Part I : design of a representative case study. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, 216, 436–448.
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Puystiens, Silke, Maarten Van Craenenbroeck, Danny Van Hemelrijck, Wim Van Paepegem, Marijke Mollaert, and Lars De Laet. 2019. “Implementation of Bending-Active Elements in Kinematic Form-Active Structures - Part I : Design of a Representative Case Study.” COMPOSITE STRUCTURES 216: 436–48.
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Puystiens, Silke, Maarten Van Craenenbroeck, Danny Van Hemelrijck, Wim Van Paepegem, Marijke Mollaert, and Lars De Laet. 2019. “Implementation of Bending-Active Elements in Kinematic Form-Active Structures - Part I : Design of a Representative Case Study.” COMPOSITE STRUCTURES 216: 436–448.
Vancouver
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Puystiens S, Van Craenenbroeck M, Van Hemelrijck D, Van Paepegem W, Mollaert M, De Laet L. Implementation of bending-active elements in kinematic form-active structures - Part I : design of a representative case study. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. 2019;216:436–48.
IEEE
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S. Puystiens, M. Van Craenenbroeck, D. Van Hemelrijck, W. Van Paepegem, M. Mollaert, and L. De Laet, “Implementation of bending-active elements in kinematic form-active structures - Part I : design of a representative case study,” COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, vol. 216, pp. 436–448, 2019.
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  abstract     = {{Due to their low self-weight and their inherently high flexibility, technical textiles offer great possibilities for the integration in kinematic structures. Furthermore, the implementation of active bending in a transformable design creates new challenging perspectives. The paper describes an integrated approach for transformable textile hybrids where an improved design is obtained through a parameter study, performing a structural analysis in the different phases of the deployment. The studied parameters include (i) the form-finding position, (ii) the prestress (ratio), (iii) the used materials and sections (including the fibre directions) and (iv) the number of bending-active elements. This research confirms the feasibility of realizing kinematic form-active structures with integrated bending active elements, where both the membrane and the supporting structure are stable in the different configurations. Due to the high interaction between the bending-active supporting system and the pretensioned membrane, the different parameters influence each other significantly. In a next step, an experimental verification of the designed pringle-shaped textile hybrid is carried out in order to both confirm the possibilities and reveal the remaining challenges.}},
  author       = {{Puystiens, Silke and Van Craenenbroeck, Maarten and Van Hemelrijck, Danny and Van Paepegem, Wim and Mollaert, Marijke and De Laet, Lars}},
  issn         = {{0263-8223}},
  journal      = {{COMPOSITE STRUCTURES}},
  keywords     = {{BEHAVIOR,FABRICS,MODEL,Tensile fabric structures,Kinematic structures,Active bending,Structural design,Numerical modelling}},
  language     = {{eng}},
  pages        = {{436--448}},
  publisher    = {{Elsevier Sci Ltd}},
  title        = {{Implementation of bending-active elements in kinematic form-active structures - Part I : design of a representative case study}},
  url          = {{http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.03.001}},
  volume       = {{216}},
  year         = {{2019}},
}

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