Development of reentrant hexatruss structures to apply to architecture

  • Mª Dolores Álvarez Elipe
  • Jesús Anaya Díaz
Keywords: Re-entrant hexatruss structure, Geometry, Structural behavior, Scalar transformations, Negativa Poisson's Ratio

Abstract

Architecture is totally linked to the knowledge and study of geometry. The re-entrant hexatruss structure is part of the auxetic structures. These structures, characterized by its negative Poisson’s ratio, change their geometric configuration from a line to a surface and from a surface to a volume or spatial framework. This project is based on establishing those re-entrant hexatruss geometries to be able to build new spaces in architecture, studying analytically geometric and structural properties of auxetic materials and structures that can be a part of the architecture construction.

Author Biographies

Mª Dolores Álvarez Elipe

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ETSAM, Departamento de Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
C/. Luxemburgo, 3, P-D, 2ºB, 45003, Toledo (Spain)

Jesús Anaya Díaz

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ETSAM, Departamento de Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónicas
Avda. Juan de Herrera, 4, 28040 Madrid (Spain)

Published
2019-08-05