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dc.contributor.advisorGordana Herning.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSahuc, Julien(Julien Thierry Aime)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-13T18:52:50Z
dc.date.available2019-12-13T18:52:50Z
dc.date.copyright2019en_US
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/123221
dc.descriptionThesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2019en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 92-94).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Spin-Valence kirigami space frame is an innovative deployable structure invented by Emily Baker, Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas in the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. Professor Baker's motivation and research approaches concerning the creation of this original frame draw from "disciplined play" with patterns in search of creative, structurally refined solutions (Baker 2014, 2018). Kirigami is a Japanese tradition which corresponds to a variation of origami, which includes cutting of paper (from Japanese "kiru" = to cut, "kami" = paper) rather than only folding the paper as is the case with origami. Through her process of design and invention, she developed an empirical approach to structural design. Manipulating shapes, cutting patterns, and making physical models enables her to elaborate the Spin-Valence kirigami space frame, which is particularly promising from both the architectural and structural points of view. Indeed, the Spin- Valence deployable system converts a continuous sheet of steel into a structural space frame, to simultaneously achieve lightweight transparency with span that is large relative to its thickness. The paper aims to establish and present the structural characterization of the Spin-Valence frame. To achieve this goal, theoretical calculations and experimental testing, both conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have been compared. Analytical exploration of the Spin-Valence are developed in this study to reach an improved understanding of the structural behavior of this creative space frame. The goals of these identifications being to eventually suggest a full characterization of the Spin-Valence in terms of capacity.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Julien Sahuc.en_US
dc.format.extent94 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsMIT theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed, downloaded, or printed from this source but further reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectCivil and Environmental Engineering.en_US
dc.titleExperimental and analytical investigation of the Spin-Valence kirigami space frameen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM. Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.identifier.oclc1129585789en_US
dc.description.collectionM.Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dspace.imported2019-12-13T18:52:49Zen_US
mit.thesis.degreeMasteren_US
mit.thesis.departmentCivEngen_US


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