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Vol. 56 (2015) No. 1 March n. 183

Bending-Active Textile Hybrids

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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. 56 (2015) No. 1 March n. 183
  • Pages: 37-48
  • Title: Bending-Active Textile Hybrids
  • Author(s): J. Lienhard and J. Knippers
  • Keywords: Form-finding, Membrane structures, bending-active, hybrid
This paper discusses form-finding and simulation strategies for form- and bending-active hybrid structures. The interaction of tension in the surface and bending in beam elements leads to a complex form-finding question in which the boundary conditions for the membrane are nonlinear; they deform as a result of the membrane pre-stress. After a general introduction of form- and bending-active hybrid structures the form-finding question is discussed by introducing a numerical approach in FEM as well as through the discussion of realised projects.

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