Large Scale Deployable Solar Panel
A space solar cell design uses a temperature-sensitive polymer to expand the panel 10 times in 40 seconds.
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Directional Swimming Robot
Untethered soft swimming robot with a pre-programmed travel path exploiting mechanical instability.
Reconfigurable Load Bearing Structures
Load bearing structures that are autonomously deployed through bistability and shape memory effect.
3D printed bistable structures using multiple materials that transform from flat to 3D geometries.
Shape Transforming 4D Auxetic Structures
Introduced autonomous large shape changing auxetic unit cells that are fabricated using 3D printing
Mary Ann Liebert Inc.
Curvature of Imperfect Shells w. Buckling
Buckling capacity of imperfect thin shell structures by visualizing the change in Gaussian curvature.
Opt. of Trusses via Convex Programming
Optimize trusses under buckling and stress constraints with nodal coordinates and member size as variables.
Computational design of an art installation using a L-system, size optimization, and 3D printing.
Generation of wheel designs using shape grammar
Automatically generate existing wheel rim designs, and novel and customizable ones