Deployable Structures

  • S. Pellegrino

Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 412)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-xii
  2. Sergio Pellegrino
    Pages 1-35
  3. Julian F. V. Vincent
    Pages 37-50
  4. Julian F. V. Vincent
    Pages 51-58
  5. Sergio Pellegrino, Julian F. V. Vincent
    Pages 59-75
  6. Sergio Pellegrino
    Pages 77-98
  7. Sergio Pellegrino
    Pages 99-111
  8. Tibor Tarnai
    Pages 113-142
  9. Tibor Tarnai
    Pages 143-169
  10. Sergio Pellegrino
    Pages 171-178
  11. René Motro, Nicolas Vassart
    Pages 179-198
  12. René Motro, Mourad Bouderbala, Cédric Lesaux, Franck Cévaer
    Pages 199-238

About this book


Deployable structures can vary their shape automatically from a compact, packaged configuration to an expanded, operational configuration. The first properly engineered deployable structures were used as stabilization booms on early spacecraft. Later on, more complex structures were devised for solar arrays, communication reflectors and telescopes. In other fields there have been a variety of developments, including retractable roofs for stadia, foldable components for cars, portable structures for temporary shelters and exhibition displays. Three main themes are discussed in this book: concepts, working principles, and mechanics of deployable structures, both in engineering and biology; in addition: theory of foldable bar structures and application to deployable tensegrieties; formulation of large-rotation analysis of deployable structures and finite-element simulation methods.


Automotive and Aerospace Engineering Building Construction Control Dynamical Systems HVAC Numerical and Computational Methods in Engineering Viration communication computational method computational methods construction control dynamical systems finite element method mechanics mechanism roof rotation simulation Tensegrity

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Pellegrino
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-83685-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-2584-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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