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On Pressure-Actuated Cellular Structures

Gramüller, Benjamin (2016) On Pressure-Actuated Cellular Structures. Dissertation, DLR, Institut für Faserverbundleichtbau und Adaptronik.

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The herein presented investigations address the implementation of a holistic design process for Pressure-Actuated Cellular Structures (PACS) and include their realization and characterization. Similar to the motion of nastic plants, the actuation principle of these biologically inspired shape-variable structures bases on the controlled expansion of pressurized volumes. The advantages of fluidic actuation are combined with an adaptive single-curved structure that deforms continuously and with controllable stiffness between predefined states of shape. Benfits from the utilization of such a structure are expected within the fields of aeronautical, automobile, power and civil engineering. The identification of open issues, the development and the validation of design methods, as well as the evaluation of the performance of the concept of PACS are realized in consideration of the global system. A holistic solution for the design of PACS is successfully implemented and allows for the profound investigation on an experimental basis. The foundation for the evaluation and utilization of such shape-variable structures is thus laid.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/107369/
Document Type:Thesis (Dissertation)
Title:On Pressure-Actuated Cellular Structures
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Gramüller, Benjaminbenjamin.gramueller (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2016
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:215
Status:In Press
Keywords:PACS, morphing, adaptive, shape-variable, pressure-actuated, cellular, bioinspired, isotensoid, shape optimization, sealing
Institution:DLR, Institut für Faserverbundleichtbau und Adaptronik
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Functional Lightweight Structures
Deposited By: Gramüller, Benjamin
Deposited On:14 Nov 2016 18:40
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:04

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