Transformable Structures: Applications and Design Challenges
Mechanical advantage can be gained by introducing measured instability in a structure or portions of it. Thus, by allowing geometric transformation, structures can be designed for minimum stowage volume, easy portability, and adaptability in response to changing user activities and environmental conditions. That said, movable building parts present unique technical challenges to structural engineers. In his presentation, Sudarshan Krishnan will discuss the principles of motion design, the taxonomy of transformable structures and successful applications. Using a series of projects, he will address the key issues and challenges in geometrical, structural and deployment concept designs.
1 CEU will be issued for this event.
Cliff Dwellers Club
200 S. Michigan Ave, 22nd Floor
Grilled Filet of Salmon
Registration is $55 for members and $75 for non-members.
If you make a reservation and cannot attend, please cancel before Friday, January 31st. If you do not cancel by that time, please send a colleague in your place, as you will be charged.
Dinner Meeting Sponsor (limit 1 per dinner meeting) - $1,000
Sponsorship package includes:
- Recognition in all marketing materials and on SEAOI website
- Two-minute speaking opportunity from the podium
- Two registrations for the Dinner Meeting
About the Speaker
Sudarshan Krishnan, PhD.
Assistant Professor, Structures,The Illinois School of Architecture
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sudarshan Krishnan earned his Ph.D in Structural Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, his research looks for unique crossovers in geometry, architecture and engineering. Having found this confluence in transformable structures, his research is focused on earth and space structures with an emphasis on deployable applications. The work involves geometric, structural, and deployment concept designs, facilitated by a combination of physical prototyping, analytical modeling and parametric studies. Sudarshan’s work at the University of Illinois was recognized in the Big Ten Network’s (BTN) “Stories of Innovation, Impact and Inspiration.”