Feasibility study of a large span tensegrity spline arch supported membrane

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Abstract

This paper considers a large span (57m) tensegrity structure with continuous tubular compression booms forming curved splines, which may be deployed from straight by pre-stressing a cable bracing system. Precedent design studies (Otto's model for a crane, initial design for Eden project, Oleada entrance canopy) that served as point of reference for this study, are discussed. The feasibility of a large span free-form arch structure for the support of pre-stressed membranes is reviewed with a focus on material considerations and concepts, form-finding and load analysis, deployability and design changes that could alleviate stress concentrations. Conclusions regarding feasibility and suggestions for derived design studies are made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2008
PublisherCivil-Comp Press
Volume88
ISBN (Print)9781905088232
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2008 - Athens, Greece
Duration: Sep 2 2008Sep 5 2008

Other

Other9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST 2008
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period9/2/089/5/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Environmental Engineering

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