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


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: General 8: Structural Morphology

Structural performance estimate for curvilinear surfaces in conceptual design

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: General 8: Structural Morphology
  • Title: Structural performance estimate for curvilinear surfaces in conceptual design
  • Author(s): Ivan MARKOV, Christos CONSTANTINOU
  • Keywords: conceptual design, morphology, form finding, optimization, metal spatial structure, membrane structure, structural performance, performance index, minimal surface
Abstract
This research explores a multi-purpose architectural space with distinctive aesthetic character where of the use of curvilinear surfaces for columns and floor systems is based on the structural performance. The form developed was generated parametrically and its structural performance was evaluated in real time. A performance estimate is developed as a global indication of the structural efficiency of complex forms and is based on overall stress distribution. It enables a quick indication of the structural performance during conceptual stage of design.

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