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Analogy between equilibrium of structures and compatibility of mechanisms

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Planar bar-and-joint mechanisms with one degree-of-freedom are widely used in deployable structures and machines. Such mechanisms are designed to undergo a specific motion, which can be described mathematically by plotting out the compatibility conditions, resulting in a curve called compatibility path. It has been observed that compatibility paths can develop singularities similar to that of equilibrium paths of elastic structures. This dissertation studies singularities occurring in compat...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Civil Engineering
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Engineering Science

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2002
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:457c87b2-5adb-45fc-9799-c2540950996f
Local pid:
ora:2531

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