Identifier

etd-050106-132458

Abstract

The standard grid bracing problem has a nice solution via the brace graph. If we introduce a window by removing an interior vertex of the grid, this solution comletely breaks down. We examine a 6 x 10 unit grid with a 2 x 2 window and provide an optimal solution via the Rigidity Matrix.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Mathematical Sciences

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2006-05-01

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

Unit Grid bracing, Infinitesimal motion, Rigidity Matrix, Rigidity Theory, Bracing a Unit Grid with a Window, Bracing a Unit Grid, Graph theory, Rigidity (Geometry)

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