Gyroelongated square bipyramid
|Gyroelongated square bipyramid|
J16 - J17 - J18
|Symmetry group||D4d, [2+,8], (2*4)|
|Rotation group||D4, [2,4]+, (422)|
|Dual polyhedron||Truncated square trapezohedron|
In geometry, the gyroelongated square bipyramid, heccaidecadeltahedron, or tetrakis square antiprism is one of the Johnson solids (J17). As the name suggests, it can be constructed by gyroelongating an octahedron (square bipyramid) by inserting a square antiprism between its congruent halves. It is one of the eight strictly-convex deltahedra.
A Johnson solid is one of 92 strictly convex polyhedra that is composed of regular polygon faces but are not uniform polyhedra (that is, they are not Platonic solids, Archimedean solids, prisms, or antiprisms). They were named by Norman Johnson, who first listed these polyhedra in 1966.
The dual of the gyroelongated square bipyramid is a square truncated trapezohedron with 10 faces: 8 pentagons and 2 square.