Hypersurface: Made by problem solution.


The solution adopted as a result of the research of first Spanwall, the face manufacturer subsequently Univer was to use specialist superglue to there the metal directly to the rubber.In this instance the rubber failed before the glue joint in testing to destruction.

  Locktile (UK) experimented to establish to most effective also led to modification of the squids and facets to increase the contact are and reduce build-up of local stresses.In the early prototypes a mechanical connection was attempted by by stud-welding a connecting rod to the rear of the facets, which crimped over a metal pin cast into the tips of the rubber legs of the squits. This produced difficulty in manufacture, giving inaccuracies that caused the facads to clash during operation, the weld failed before the rubber.

Pneumatic Engineers.

  • As third article for my research project I would like to mention Pneumatic Engineers.Electronic actuators were the first idea for a system to drive a Hypersurface, attractive for the precision with which they will be controlled.Pneumatics (From Greek: πνεύμα) is a branch of engineering that makes use of gas or pressurized air.Pneumatic systems used in industry are commonly powered by compressed air or compressed inert gases. A centrally located and electrically powered compressor powers cylinders, air motors, and other pneumatic devices. A pneumatic system controlled through manual or automatic solenoid valves is selected when it provides a lower cost, more flexible, or safer alternative to electric motors and actuators.Pneumatics also has applications in dentistry, construction, mining, and other areas.The origins of pneumatics can be traced back to the first century when ancient Greek mathematician Hero of Alexandria wrote about his inventions powered by steam or the wind.German physicist Otto Von Guericke (1602 to 1686) went a little further. He invented the vacuum pump, a device that can draw out air or gas from the attached vessel. He demonstrated the vacuum pump to separate the pairs of copper hemispheres using air pressures. The field of Pneumatics has changed considerably over the years. It has moved from small handheld devices to large machines with multiple parts that serve different functions.Assembled the series of prototypes of the physical device and orchestrated lenghty empirical testing to establish performance potential at every stage.Each increase in scale was accompained by a huge jump in the demands placed on the system imputs.



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