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Research on Deployable Structures

Introduction to Deployable Structures

Deployable Structures are structures which can be reduced in size for transportation or storage, and then automatically deployed. Most commonly, these structures are used in space.

My PhD work, with Sergio Pellegrino in the early 1990's, was in deployable structures; an archive of Sergio Pellegrino's work in this area at Cambridge is now maintained. My main interest is in the early development of new concepts for use as deployable structures. My recent work in symmetry has proved particularly useful for making progress.

Recent Projects

Tim Hutt has done some excellent work on the simulation of the deployment of overconstrained ring structures

Old Projects

The following projects were initiated as part of my PhD in the early 1990's:

Last updated on the 23rd of June, 2010

S.D. Guest - sdg@eng.cam.ac.uk