Totimorphic structures for space application
Amy Thomas, Jai Grover, Dario Izzo, Dominik Dolddownload PDF
Abstract. We propose to use a recently introduced Totimorphic metamaterial for constructing morphable space structures. As a first step to investigate the feasibility of this concept, we present a method for morphing such structures autonomously between different shapes using physically plausible actuations. The presented method is part of a currently developed Python library bundling non-rigid morphing and finite element analysis code, which will be made publicly available in the future. With this work, we aim to lay a foundation for exploring a promising and novel class of multi-functional, reconfigurable space structures.
Morphing Structure, Deployable Structure, Multi-Functional Metamaterial, Totimorphic, Programmable Material
Published online 11/1/2023, 4 pages
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Citation: Amy Thomas, Jai Grover, Dario Izzo, Dominik Dold, Totimorphic structures for space application, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 572-575, 2023
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