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Vol. 54 (2013) No. 4 December n. 178


Hangai Prize Papers for 2013: Hybrid Structures - Enlarging the Design Space of Architectural Membranes

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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. 54 (2013) No. 4 December n. 178
  • Pages: 281-291
  • Title: Hangai Prize Papers for 2013: Hybrid Structures - Enlarging the Design Space of Architectural Membranes
  • Author(s): B. Philipp and K.-U. Bletzinger
  • Keywords: tensile structures; architectural membranes; hybrid structures; bending-active; form-finding; wide-span structures; updated reference strategy (URS) form-finding; wide-span structures; updated reference strategy (URS)
Abstract
“Hybrid structures” advantageously unite form-found membrane and elastically deformed members to a new type of structure. This combination allows for interesting designs of architectural membranes that increasingly come into focus of computer aided design, based on reliable structural analysis in an integrated approach. In this paper, necessary modifications to known procedures for reliable form-finding of these structures as well as the transition to follow-up structural analysis are presented. Arising difficulties are discussed as well as model and full scale examples.

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