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


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Timber Structures & Environmental Compatibility

Simulation and analysis of an irregular cable-supported thin timber shell roof structure

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Timber Structures & Environmental Compatibility
  • Pages: 8
  • Title: Simulation and analysis of an irregular cable-supported thin timber shell roof structure
  • Author(s): Yongliang Sun, Minjuan He
  • Keywords: thin timber shell, cable-supported structure, glulam, structural analysis
Abstract
Dimension lumber and plywood panel are widely applied to the light wood structures. Meanwhile, the application of the cable-supported structures is popular due to their lightweight and aesthetic features. The cable-supported thin timber shell introduced in this article is combined by dimension lumber, plywood panel, and the cable-supported structure. Such roof shell system is very light and its high strength cable under the roof shell could provide enough bending strength and stiffness for the whole roof system. The roof of the building is shaped as an irregular 3-dimensional curve, which is almost 10 meters high and covers about 2,500 m2. The structural analysis shows that the cable-supported thin timber shell could provide enough strength and stiffness for the whole roof system. Some additional buckling analysis of the roof shell is also performed due to its irregular shape.

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