On elastic geodesic grids and their planar to spatial deployment

  title={On elastic geodesic grids and their planar to spatial deployment},
  author={Stefan Pillwein and Kurt Leimer and Michael Birsak and Przemyslaw Musialski},
  journal={ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG)},
  pages={125:1 - 125:12}
We propose a novel type of planar-to-spatial deployable structures that we call elastic geodesic grids. Our approach aims at the approximation of freeform surfaces with spatial grids of bent lamellas which can be deployed from a planar configuration using a simple kinematic mechanism. Such elastic structures are easy-to-fabricate and easy-to-deploy and approximate shapes which combine physics and aesthetics. We propose a solution based on networks of geodesic curves on target surfaces and we… Expand
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