Kinematic Design of a Reconfigurable Deployable Canopy

  • G. KiperEmail author
  • F. Gürcü
  • K. Korkmaz
  • E. Söylemez
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 24)


A reconfigurable and deployable mechanism is proposed for a canopy which can also be used as a tent or a semi-open structure. The proposed single degree-of-freedom mechanism has four assembly modes. The conditions for deployment and reconfiguration of the mechanism are derived. These conditions impose three equality and two inequality constraints on the 11 design parameters of the mechanism. A virtual model of the mechanism is constructed in Excel for design and simulation purposes. A computational case study is presented.


Kinetic architecture Deployable structures Canopy design Reconfigurable mechanisms 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kiper
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. Gürcü
    • 2
  • K. Korkmaz
    • 1
  • E. Söylemez
    • 3
  1. 1.İzmir Institute of TechnologyİzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Erciyes UniversityKayseriTurkey
  3. 3.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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