Adaptive structures

Traditionally, structures do not move. But if they could, their response to changing live loads, environmental fluctuations and uneven terrain support conditions could greatly improve their environmental and structural performance.  Our core future long-term research is directed towards the field of adaptive structures.


Related Publications

Adriaenssens, S.; Rhode-Barbarigos, L; Kilian, A,; Baverel, O.; Charpentier, V.; Horner, M., Buzatu, D (2014). ‘Dialectic form finding of passive and active shading enclosures.’ In: Energies 7(8), 5201-5220; doi:10.3390/en7085201.

Siu, S., Rhode-Barbarigos, L., Wagner, S., Adriaenssens, S. (2013). ‘Dynamic relaxation study and experimental verification of dielectric-elastomer minimum-energy structures’. In:  Applied Physics Letters, 103, 17, doi: 10.1063/1.4826884

Glisic B., Adriaenssens S., Szerzo P. (2013). ‘Structural Analysis and Physical Validation of a Smart Pantograph Mast Concept’. In: Computer Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering. DOI: 10.1111/mice.12013

Thrall A.P., Adriaenssens S., Paya-Zaforteza I, Zoli E. (2012). ‘Linkage Based Movable Bridge Forms: Design Methodology and Three Novel Forms‘. In: Engineering Structures, v.37,pp.214-223

Adriaenssens S., Ney L. (2007). ‘The Piston-Stayed Bridge: A Novel Typology for  a Mobile Bridge at Tervate, Belgium. In: Structural  Engineering International, 17 (4), p.302-305.

Tervate bridge, a novel structural typology: a piston stayed bridge (Photo Courtesy Ney and Partners sa)

Bio-mimetic shading module on south-facing facade museum TX