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Vol. 39 (1998) No. 1 April n. 126


The variety of reciprocal frame (RF) morphologies developed for a medium span assembly building: a case study

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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. 39 (1998) No. 1 April n. 126
  • Title: The variety of reciprocal frame (RF) morphologies developed for a medium span assembly building: a case study
  • Author(s): O. Popovic, J.C. Chilton, B.S. Choo
  • Keywords: morphology, reciprocal frame
Abstract
The Reciprocal Frame (RF) is a three-dimensional grillage structure consisting of mutually supporting beams, mainly used in roof construction. The paper presents the research done in developing different possible RF morphologies for a medium span building. The undertaken case study, presented in this paper, shows the potential of the structural system and the great variety of RF morphologies which can be developed. The critical analysis of the solutions as well as the survey of the students’ design experiences which were investigated through questionnaires and interviews are also presented. In the end an overview of the potential for most appropriate RF application is outlined.

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