Nervi’s isostatically inspired ribbed floors: From the ribbed floor slab systems of pier luigi nervi

Allison B. Halpern, David P. Billington, Sigrid M. Adriaenssens

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Abstract

The key to the whole was the gerberette [beam]. After all, a column is a column: a hollow round pole to carry the load. And a tie is easily found; it became a solid round bar. No, the gerberette was the thing. … [W]hat shape should it take? The forces and loads in the piece - I like the word piece, it makes me feel like an artist when I use it - were the principal determinants of its shape: slender at the tension tie end where the load is applied, deep and strong over the column where the load and moment reach a maximum, and slender again at the point of pick up of the [trussed] beam. The development of form and the interactive nature of the design were complex.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModel Perspectives
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Architecture and Culture
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages123-131
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781351558105
ISBN (Print)9780415731935
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Halpern, A. B., Billington, D. P., & Adriaenssens, S. M. (2017). Nervi’s isostatically inspired ribbed floors: From the ribbed floor slab systems of pier luigi nervi. In Model Perspectives: Structure, Architecture and Culture (pp. 123-131). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315091105