Shape morphing hinged truss structures

  title={Shape morphing hinged truss structures},
  author={Aarash Y. N. Sofla and Dana M. Elzey and Haydn N. G. Wadley},
Truss structures are widely used for the support of structural loads in applications where minimum mass solutions are required. Their nodes are normally constructed to resist rotation to maximize their stiffness under load. A multi-link node concept has recently been proposed that permits independent rotation of tetrahedral trusses linked by such a joint. High authority shape morphing truss structures can therefore be designed by the installation of linear displacement actuators within the… CONTINUE READING


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