Form finding analysis based on variational method for multistable structure utilizing snap-through behaviour

T. Kurokawa, M. Shigematsu, M. Kohiyama

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This study proposed a multistable structure using snap-through behavior as an adaptable structure, which can change its size and transform its configuration easily. To know the stable configuration and stress of the structure, the form finding analysis method of the structure is formulated. Then, a design support system is proposed based on a calculation method of required forces to transform its configuration. Finally, several configurations are demonstrated with a small scale model to show the adaptability and feasibility of the proposed structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012156
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, WCCM 2010, Held in Conjuction with the 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, APCOM 2010 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 2010 Jul 192010 Jul 23


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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