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Deployable Structures in Engineering

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

Abstract

In this chapter we consider a type of transformable structures, capable of executing large configuration changes in an autonomous way. In most cases, their configuration changes between a compact, packaged state and a large, deployed state: the transformation from the former to the latter state is called deployment. The reverse transformation is called retraction.

Keywords

Solar Array Collapsible Tube Space Radio Telescope Deployable Structure Flexible Shell 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergio Pellegrino
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  1. 1.University of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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