Files in this item

FilesDescriptionFormat

application/pdf

application/pdfAparna Pillai photo.pdf (2MB)
ImagePDF

application/pdf

application/pdfAparna Pillai.pdf (1MB)
PosterPDF

Description

Title:Motion Structures
Author(s):Pillai, Aparna
Subject(s):Architecture
Abstract:Ever wondered what kind of mechanism makes an umbrella open and close? Or a satellite when it is deployed into outer space? As a graduate architecture student, the concept of motion structures has inspired me. In the first semester, I had the opportunity to design a deployable ring with eight sides using angulated members. This structure is created in different layers such that members move in different planes without interfering with the path of other members, thus creating a smooth circular path for the structure to deploy. The motion can be centrally controlled thus allowing radial motion. This image shows a semi deployed state waiting for a user to deploy it to its full state. Working on this model has enhanced my interest to research more on the applications of deployable structures in outer space. Currently, I am working on the research and design of lightweight and self-deployable habitats for Lunar and Martian missions.
Issue Date:2019
Type:Text
Image
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/103682
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Aparna Pillai
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-05-03


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics