Analysis and applications of theo jansen's linkage Mechanism: Theo Jansen's linkage mechanism on kinetic architecture

Chun Yung Wang, June-Hao Hou

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Abstract

The research is analysis the mechanism structure of the Theo Jansen's linkage. Studied how the linkage works. How does the crank work to make footsteps cycle. In this research studied the dynamic and kinetic mode of this structure and changing the length of the linkages. Make the Theo Jansen's mechanism that have more possibility of kinetic movement that is different from the previous walking mode. Using Rhinoceros's Grasshopper computer software to build a simulation system. To test and generate the possibility of the linkage's shape. Also simulate the how the linkage will be to run specific routes. The system can be made by single modularization which can do multiple used of kinetic system. The proposed deformation of the linkage and dynamic system which include the building facade changes pattern, openings, switching lighting system, and facade shading system can run with mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Subtitle of host publicationLearning, Prototyping and Adapting
EditorsSuleiman Alhadidi, Tomohiro Fukuda, Weixin Huang, Patrick Janssen, Kristof Crolla
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages359-368
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789887891703
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, CAADRIA 2018 - Beijing, China
Duration: 17 May 201819 May 2018

Publication series

NameCAADRIA 2018 - 23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting
Volume2

Conference

Conference23rd International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Learning, Prototyping and Adapting, CAADRIA 2018
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period17/05/1819/05/18

Keywords

  • Kinetic architecture
  • Mechanism linkage
  • Theo jansen's mechanism

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