Document Type thesis Author Name Laine, Scott T URN etd-050106-132458 Title The Grid Bracing Problem and a Generalization Degree MS Department Mathematical Sciences Advisors Brigitte Servatius, Advisor Keywords Unit Grid bracing Infinitesimal motion Rigidity Matrix Rigidity Theory Bracing a Unit Grid with a Window Bracing a Unit Grid Date of Presentation/Defense 2006-04-18 Availability unrestricted
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.
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