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IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: Structural Morphology 2: Methods for Thin Shells

Prototype of an ultra-thin concrete, vaulted floor system

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Structural Morphology 2: Methods for Thin Shells
  • Title: Prototype of an ultra-thin concrete, vaulted floor system
  • Author(s): David LÓPEZ LÓPEZ, Diederik VEENENDAAL, Masoud AKBARZADEH, Philippe BLOCK
  • Keywords: Funicular vaulted floor system, form finding, thin concrete shell, structural optimization
Abstract
The structure of the concrete floor presented in this paper consists of a thin funicular vault, quadrilateral in plan, supported on its four corners, and stiffened by a system of “ribs” walls on its extrados. The structural prototype is completed with tension ties, which link the supports and absorb the horizontal thrusts of the funicular shell. It is a prototype for the NEST-HiLo project to be realized late 2015 in Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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