Tesselion : Adaptive Quadrilateral Flat Panelization

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Connection Update_3:25:08

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Written by sjet

March 25, 2008 at 7:04 pm

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Fenestration_Update 3:24:08

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Versions of fillet dilation based on occupant view and optimal sunlight. 


Possibilities for fenestration aperture.


Possible panel fillet dilation based on occupant view and optimal sunlight.

Written by sjet

March 25, 2008 at 4:53 am

Mock-up 4 Preperation

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A nested sheet almost ready for fabrication, still without the proper fenestration.  (1) 4′ x 8′ aluminum sheet @ 1/16″ thickness.


-Nesting obviously becomes a major restriction, a possible direction for developing the connection efficiency!

Unrolled panels & folding connection…


Written by sjet

March 20, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Connection Update_Mock-up 3

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A few images from a third full scale mock-up, looking at 1/16″ aluminum’s folding capability.

Many thanks to Jared Laucks & Continental Signs for fabrication and photos!



Written by sjet

March 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm

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Full Scale Mock-up v.2

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A few images from the second full scale mock-up…





-1/8″ Aluminum may be excessive in weight for panel + tab connection

-A perforated score @ 1/8″ aluminum is very difficult to bend.  Either the panel must be 1/16″ thickness or use a channel notch, which may only allow for 90 degree folds.

-Folded connection is very clumsy looking, may go for a triangular shape as well as cut away most of the back face of the connection b/c the first fold restrict almost all of the force

Written by sjet

March 11, 2008 at 5:26 am

Tab Connection_2

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A new tab connection which folds back on itself to restrict unfolding. A full scale mock-up has been sent for fabrication.



Written by sjet

March 9, 2008 at 2:02 am

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FEA Analysis_Prelimary Attempt 1

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A few images showing very preliminary FEA analysis.


Axial stress with an aluminum pipe cross section.


Shear stress with an aluminum pipe cross section.


Axial stress with an aluminum “T” cross section.


Shear stress with an aluminum “T” cross section.

Analysis includes:

-Evenly distributed loading (Inaccurate!)

-Axial & shear loading calculation for 2 cross sections

-“T” cross section appears to resist more loading and force high stress areas to the lower right landing of the surface.

-Provides generic feedback for the surface generation….

Written by sjet

March 4, 2008 at 9:07 pm