Tesselion : Adaptive Quadrilateral Flat Panelization

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1/8 Scale Assembly

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More images from the 1/8 scale model….

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Conclusions:

-The tab connection does not restrict unfolding and requires further bolting to ensure stability.

-A tab connection can reduce overall elements from 1000+/- to 250+/- as connections are incorporated in the panel.  This probably doesn’t save money in material cost but drastically reduces assembly time and frustration!!

-Tabs were scaled based on panel edge lengths and therefore varied the size & hole distances.

-The fenestration seems to weaken the panel if it occupies a large percentage and nears the edges.

-Material width was not accounted for and would result in a 9″ increase in the overall full scale length!!  This means that all panels must be reduced by 1/8″ to account for the 1/8″ tab fold, or the fold must be set inward.

Written by sjet

March 3, 2008 at 2:42 am

Posted in 1/8" Model

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