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9/27 guest lecture: inflatables

What are inflatables good for?

Should note that inflatables are not good for everything. To maximize strength-to-weight, need large diameters or exotic materials.

What do inflatables look like?

Two requirements:

Impermeable materials tend to be stretchy or heavy. Fabrication puts holes in things.

Deterministic, lightweight, fab-able inflatables use a two layer system is nice.

How to make inflatables that work?
How to design inflatables?
How to fabricate inflatables?



coming soon

MAS.863 2012