ORIGAMI - Folded Plate Structures, Engineering
In conjunction with Hans-Ulrich Buri’s research, this thesis project addresses the engineering part of the folded Origami structures. The material employed for this type of structure is not necessarily defined. Therefore metal, concrete and timber realisations are widely spread. A relatively new product on the market of derived timber products is cross glued timber panels. This project employs this material to design the folded structures. The main goal is to determine appropriate details for the folded joints and establish a static model to calculate real scale structures. Therefore experiments with specially developed joints are tested in the laboratory to enter the results obtained into the numerical static model.
Record created on 2008-04-10, modified on 2016-08-08