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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Tension & Membrane Structures

Analysis of the interaction between integrated linear compression elements in membranes

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Tension & Membrane Structures
  • Pages: 10
  • Title: Analysis of the interaction between integrated linear compression elements in membranes
  • Author(s): Nils Ratschke, Annette Ble
  • Keywords: Tensegrity principle, textile membrane, Tensegrity-Membrane-Structures
Abstract
This research project deals with the analysis of the interaction of integrated linear compression elements into architectural membranes. The advantages and disadvantages of Tensegrity structures and textile membranes are analyzed in the first part of this work. With the knowledge of the single systems a hybrid Tensegrity-Membrane-Structure could be described, influenced by few realized projects like 'Textegrity I', 'Underwood Pavilion' and 'Pavilion Noda'. To verify these considerations of a combined hybrid system using textile membranes, based on the Tensegrity principle, a numerical analyzation was implemented. The results of these numerical studies are several positively influences of the single structures to the hybrid system like e.g. less deformations, higher stability and a larger variety of forms.

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