Development of reentrant hexatruss structures to apply to architecture

Mª Dolores Álvarez Elipe, Jesús Anaya Díaz


DOI: 10.7764/RDLC.17.2.209

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.



re-entrant hexatruss structure, geometry, structural behavior, scalar transformations, Negative Poisson’s Ratio

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