Monthly Archives October 2019

Video 2 – ‘As hangs the flexible line…’

Second part of a series of short videos describing the innovative engineering design features built into the lightweight Future Piano ‘Standing Grand’. In 1675, English scientist Robert Hooke discovered “the true… …manner of arches for building,” which he summarised with a single phrase: “As hangs the flexible line, so but inverted will stand the rigid arch.” Accordingly, a structurally efficient option identified for the ‘Standing Grand’ top frame is an ‘upside-down’ catenary – or in other words a funicular arch.  Click here to watch the video
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Video 1 – Piano Strings, London Buses and the ‘Smart Strut’

This post is the first in a series of Jigsaw Structures video blogs. In this short video we describe the innovative engineering design features built into the lightweight Future Piano. The undisputed “star of the show” is our revolutionary lightweight strut with its remarkable load-bearing capabilities. Strength enough to deal with loads equivalent to 2 London buses! Click here to watch the video.
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