Anodized aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
Folding arrangement for a single folded panel.
Anodized aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
A grasshopper definition handled a detailed, rigid unfolding of each aluminum segment, taking into account material thickness. This produced the necessary channel widths to be milled into the piece for a given fold angle.
A series of unfolding options are generated to joint locations across aluminum panels.
A grasshopper definition was developed to slice the aluminum skin along user-specified planes, unfolded each resulting segment, and tested for fit within our limited sheet size.
Aluminum pieces are pre-fit before folding.
Perforation tests for aluminum honeycomb folding.
Tiling pattern for aluminum honeycomb skin.
Unfolded surface.
A parametric study develops the relationship of the aluminum honeycomb panels to the underlying rib structure.