Rigid and generic structures
thesisposted on 2023-05-27, 06:43 authored by Cooper, Garn
This thesis is an examination of infinitesimal rigidity in generic structures using linear algebra and matroid theory techniques. The structures examined are bar and joint structures in 1, 2 and 3 dimensions, and hinged panel structures. The focus of this work is a conjectured environment for higher dimensional analogues of Laman's theorem, and some light is consequently shed on the quest for a combinatorial characterisation of (generic) rigid bar and joint structures in three dimensions.
Rights statementCopyright 1993 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1994. Includes bibliographical references (p. 93-102)