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Vol. 47 (2006) No. 3 December n. 152


Development and Design of Glass Folded Plate Structures

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  • Journal Name: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (J. IASS)
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 1996-9015
  • ISSN: (Print Version) 1028-365X
  • Issue: Vol. 47 (2006) No. 3 December n. 152
  • Pages: 253-260
  • Title: Development and Design of Glass Folded Plate Structures
  • Author(s): S. Trometer and M. Krupna
  • Keywords: folded plate structures, structural glazing, Rhombus-Wing-Element, freeform geometry
Abstract
This paper presents the development of glass folded plate structures. Glass will not only be used as a transparent covering but as a load-bearing element for the whole structure. A complete outline ranging from the architectural approach including simple paper models to structural analysis will be presented. The structural concept and its functional characteristics will be confirmed by Finite Element Analysis. Moreover this paper will also put into focus the geometrical diversity and individuality and will present mathematical algorithms as definitions of the geometrical freeform.

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