Bistable Kinetic Shades

Elastic instability is not traditionally considered a desirable feature for building components. Nevertheless, it has recently gained attention in kinetic architecture research to replace complex mechanical systems with bistable solutions. This study aims to develop a methodological framework for designing bistable shading screens actuated with smart materials. This poster focuses on the actuation component, optimizing the holder unit mechanism for efficiency and aesthetics. The actuation component relies on a string system and is actuated with Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs).

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Work Title Bistable Kinetic Shades
Subtitle Actuation Studies with Shape Memory Alloys and Prototype Development
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Creators
  1. Elena Vazquez
  2. Jose M Pinto Duarte
Keyword
  1. Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs)
  2. Kinetic architecture
  3. Bistable shading screens
License CC BY-NC 4.0 (Attribution-NonCommercial)
Work Type Poster
Publication Date September 23, 2021
Source
  1. Fall 2021 Stuckeman School Research Open House
Deposited February 15, 2022

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    • Elastic instability is not traditionally considered a desirable feature for building components. Nevertheless, it has recently gained attention in kinetic architecture research to replace complex mechanical systems with bistable solutions. This study aims to develop a methodological framework for designing bistable shading screens actuated with smart materials. This poster focuses on the actuation component, optimizing the holder unit mechanism for efficiency and aesthetics. The actuation component relies on a string system and is actuated with Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs).
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