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


IASS Symposium 2014

SESSION: General 9: Computational Tools, Shape Finding and Optimization

Experimental and numerical analysis of an air-inflated beam: structural behaviour and geometry

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS-SLTE Symposium 2014: Shells, Membranes and Spatial Structures: Footprints
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: General 9: Computational Tools, Shape Finding and Optimization
  • Title: Experimental and numerical analysis of an air-inflated beam: structural behaviour and geometry
  • Author(s): Kriszti√°n HINCZ
  • Keywords: air-inflated beam, dynamic relaxation method, experimental investigation, nonlinear behaviour, membrane structure, load bearing capacity.
Abstract
The research deals with the analytical, numerical and experimental analysis of an air-inflated beam. The paper introduces the experimental set-up of the 4-point bending analysis of the inflated beam and the investigated air-inflated beam prototype. The membrane forces in the beam at different external loads, the wrinkling load (the smallest load that results in zero membrane force in the longitudinal direction), the load bearing capacity and the load-displacement curves of the inflated beam were determined with the aid of different methods. The analytical, numerical and experimental results are introduced and compared.

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