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Title: Kinematic analysis of foldable structures
Author: Farrugia, Pierre
ISNI:       0000 0001 3458 0726
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2008
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The main objective of the present research is to develop a general method for the kinematic analysis of foldable structures. This objective is achieved in terms of a method called 'matrix dependency constraint' (MDC method) which is described in this thesis. The MDC method involves algebraic formulation of the geometry, degrees of freedom at the joints and the support conditions of a foldable structure.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Calix foldable structures