Hinged Frameworks with Unusual Geometrical Properties

  • Mikhail Kovalev
Conference paper


Examples of bar and joint frameworks in the plane having unusual geometrical properties are presented. The first of them is a linkage with the varying number of degrees of freedom, depending on its position. The second is a geometrically stable hinged truss with all hinges lying on a straight line. The third one is an exotically unstable truss. Some questions concerning geometry of hinged trusses are stated.


Linkages Degrees of freedom Hinged trusses 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikhail Kovalev
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  1. 1.Bauman Moscow State UniversityRussia

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