A family of deployable polygons and polyhedra


Kiper G., SÖYLEMEZ E. , KİŞİSEL A. U. Ö.

MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY, vol.43, no.5, pp.627-640, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2007.04.011
  • Title of Journal : MECHANISM AND MACHINE THEORY
  • Page Numbers: pp.627-640

Abstract

A new linkage type for resizing polygonal and polyhedral shapes is proposed. The single degree-of-freedom planar linkages considered mainly consist of links connected by revolute joints. It is shown that the group of mechanisms obtained realize Cardanic Motion. The polyhedral linkages proposed are constructed by implementing the proposed planar linkages on the faces and interconnecting them by links at the vertices to retain the solid angles of the polyhedral shape of interest. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.