O. Baverel and O. Popovic Larsen


The main aim of this paper is to present the different types of load-bearing woven systems that stand by friction or with the use of a locking device. A review of the different types of systems has been done and an attempt of classification has been proposed. The paper focuses on the different types of elements that can be used to create reciprocal systems or nexorades. Configurations with elongated, ring, tile and block elements are shown. The different parameters that define such structures are also presented. Although the description of the parameters is quite easy for simple construction, a broader approach is still needed to be done for more complex configurations.