Deployable foam structures


Dr. Várkonyi Péter

Year: 2019

Deployable foam structures

Topic description:

PU foams are essential for the building industry. Such a foam expands to 50-100 times it original volume. Our aim is to use this property to design deployable structures that can be stored in small spaces. The purpose of the TDK work is to create real structures, to test their mechanical properties, or to compare the performance of foam structures with other types of deployable structures [1]. The long-term goal is to explore the possibilities of use in space industry. Image source:

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The work may focus on construction, lab experiments or calculations.