FlexMaps Pavilion: A twisted arc made of mesostructured flat flexible panels

Laccone F, Malomo L, Perez Rodriguez J, Pietroni N, Ponchio F, Bickel B, Cignoni P. 2019. FlexMaps Pavilion: A twisted arc made of mesostructured flat flexible panels. IASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE. IASS: International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 509–515.

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Laccone, Francesco; Malomo, Luigi; Perez Rodriguez, JesusIST Austria; Pietroni, Nico; Ponchio, Federico; Bickel, BerndIST Austria ; Cignoni, Paolo
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Bending-active structures are able to efficiently produce complex curved shapes starting from flat panels. The desired deformation of the panels derives from the proper selection of their elastic properties. Optimized panels, called FlexMaps, are designed such that, once they are bent and assembled, the resulting static equilibrium configuration matches a desired input 3D shape. The FlexMaps elastic properties are controlled by locally varying spiraling geometric mesostructures, which are optimized in size and shape to match the global curvature (i.e., bending requests) of the target shape. The design pipeline starts from a quad mesh representing the input 3D shape, which defines the edge size and the total amount of spirals: every quad will embed one spiral. Then, an optimization algorithm tunes the geometry of the spirals by using a simplified pre-computed rod model. This rod model is derived from a non-linear regression algorithm which approximates the non-linear behavior of solid FEM spiral models subject to hundreds of load combinations. This innovative pipeline has been applied to the project of a lightweight plywood pavilion named FlexMaps Pavilion, which is a single-layer piecewise twisted arc that fits a bounding box of 3.90x3.96x3.25 meters.
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2019-10-10
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IASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE
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509-515
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IASS: International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
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Barcelona, Spain
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2019-10-07 – 2019-10-10
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IST-REx-ID

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Laccone F, Malomo L, Perez Rodriguez J, et al. FlexMaps Pavilion: A twisted arc made of mesostructured flat flexible panels. In: IASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE. International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering; 2019:509-515.
Laccone, F., Malomo, L., Perez Rodriguez, J., Pietroni, N., Ponchio, F., Bickel, B., & Cignoni, P. (2019). FlexMaps Pavilion: A twisted arc made of mesostructured flat flexible panels. In IASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE (pp. 509–515). Barcelona, Spain: International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
Laccone, Francesco, Luigi Malomo, Jesus Perez Rodriguez, Nico Pietroni, Federico Ponchio, Bernd Bickel, and Paolo Cignoni. “FlexMaps Pavilion: A Twisted Arc Made of Mesostructured Flat Flexible Panels.” In IASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE, 509–15. International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2019.
F. Laccone et al., “FlexMaps Pavilion: A twisted arc made of mesostructured flat flexible panels,” in IASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE, Barcelona, Spain, 2019, pp. 509–515.
Laccone F, Malomo L, Perez Rodriguez J, Pietroni N, Ponchio F, Bickel B, Cignoni P. 2019. FlexMaps Pavilion: A twisted arc made of mesostructured flat flexible panels. IASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE. IASS: International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 509–515.
Laccone, Francesco, et al. “FlexMaps Pavilion: A Twisted Arc Made of Mesostructured Flat Flexible Panels.” IASS Symposium 2019 - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures; Structural Membranes 2019 - 9th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, FORM and FORCE, International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2019, pp. 509–15.

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