Linear Folded (Parallel) Stripe(s)

  • Rupert Maleczek


This paper presents the research to find a computational method for creating freeform structures consisting of simple linear folded (parallel) stripes [Fig. 1]. The author developed a geometric algorithm that enables a structuralisation from single curved to double curved surfaces. The term structuralization stands here for the approximation of a given surface with linear folded stripes. The algorithm produces a series of stripes that form an irregular hexagonal honeycomb structure from a given surface. These stripes are rectangular in unrolled condition, and get no torsion when folded.


Angle Alpha Hexagonal Grid Parallel Stripe Stripe Length Contact Stripe 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rupert Maleczek
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  1. 1.Institute for Structure and DesignUniversity of InnsbruckAustria

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