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Rapidly assembled reciprocal systems with bending-active components: the ReciPlyDome project. / Brancart, Stijn; Popovic Larsen, Olga; De Laet, Lars; De Temmerman, Niels.

In: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, Vol. 60, No. 1, 03.2019, p. 65-77.

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Brancart, S, Popovic Larsen, O, De Laet, L & De Temmerman, N 2019, 'Rapidly assembled reciprocal systems with bending-active components: the ReciPlyDome project' Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 65-77. https://doi.org/10.20898/j.iass.2019.199.040

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Brancart S, Popovic Larsen O, De Laet L, De Temmerman N. Rapidly assembled reciprocal systems with bending-active components: the ReciPlyDome project. Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. 2019 Mar;60(1):65-77. https://doi.org/10.20898/j.iass.2019.199.040

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Brancart, Stijn ; Popovic Larsen, Olga ; De Laet, Lars ; De Temmerman, Niels. / Rapidly assembled reciprocal systems with bending-active components: the ReciPlyDome project. In: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures. 2019 ; Vol. 60, No. 1. pp. 65-77.

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