Kinematic Design of a Reconfigurable Deployable Canopy


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KİPER G., Gurcu F., KORKMAZ K., SÖYLEMEZ E.

5th European Conference on Mechanism Science (EUCOMES), Guimaraes, Portugal, 16 - 20 September 2014, vol.24, pp.167-174 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 24
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-09411-3_18
  • City: Guimaraes
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.167-174

Abstract

A reconfigurable and deployable mechanism is proposed for a canopy which can also be used as a tent or a semi-open structure. The proposed single degree-of-freedom mechanism has four assembly modes. The conditions for deployment and reconfiguration of the mechanism are derived. These conditions impose three equality and two inequality constraints on the 11 design parameters of the mechanism. A virtual model of the mechanism is constructed in Excel for design and simulation purposes. A computational case study is presented.