Bezoekadres

Galileistraat 15

3029 AL Rotterdam

Nederland

Factuuradres

Hemmerbuurt 175

1607 CG Hem

Nederland

Kvk 61770485

BTW NL854480766B01

IBAN NL77RABO0198214871

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VARIABLE STIFFNESS

Opdrachtgever

TU Delft, Robotic Building

Ontwerp

Arwin Hidding, Henriette Bier

Materiaal

TPE

Omschrijving

Variable stiffness is employed in this project as an adaptation strategy to achieve multi-functionality. The chaise longue can change shape to accommodate functions as both bed and chair depending on users’ requirement. Through numerical and experimental studies employing structural analysis, robotic path simulations, and 3D robotic printing an architected approach to adaptive structures is implemented.The geometry of the Chaise Longue is generated to accommodate an average human body size and weight, within a certain range, either sitting down and/or lying. It allows the user to either sit or lie down by deforming the back part of the chaise-longue when leaning against it. The actuation is implemented by the weight of the user. This shape change is achieved by combining variation in material distribution and use of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE).

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