Flectofold—a biomimetic compliant shading device for complex free form facades

  title={Flectofold—a biomimetic compliant shading device for complex free form facades},
  author={Axel K{\"o}rner and Larissa Born and Anja Mader and Renate Sachse and Saman Saffarian and Anna Sofia Westermeier and Simon Poppinga and Manfred Bischoff and G{\"o}tz Theodor Gresser and Markus Milwich and Thomas Speck and Jan Knippers},
  journal={Smart Materials and Structures},
Smart and adaptive outer façade shading systems are of high interest in modern architecture. For long lasting and reliable systems, the abandonment of hinges which often fail due to mechanical wear during repetitive use is of particular importance. Drawing inspiration from the hinge-less motion of the underwater snap-trap of the carnivorous waterwheel plant (Aldrovanda vesiculosa), the compliant façade shading device Flectofold was developed. Based on computational simulations of the biological… 

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