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Conceptual Design and Analysis of Membrane Structures

Erica Henrysson (Institutionen för arkitektur) ; Jens Olsson ; Al Fisher ; Mats Ander (Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Material- och beräkningsmekanik)
Proceedings of 29th Nordic Seminar on Computational Mechanics – NSCM29 S8:2:c, (2016)
[Konferensbidrag, övrigt]

In this work one approach for formfinding and analysing tension membrane structures is described. Focus has been on the conceptual stage. For this the computer software SMART Form has been further developed, enabling the possibility to do real-time formfinding and analysis of fabric structures. The software is based on a method where the orthotropic membrane is modeled with a triangular mesh, where the mass is lumped on the nodes. As a computational tool dynamic relaxation is used to find the static equilibrium configuration for the structure. The advantage with this is that there is no need for formulation and manipulation of matrices common in the finite element method.

Nyckelord: Tensile structures, Fabric Structures, Formfinding, Dynamic Relaxation



Denna post skapades 2016-12-12.
CPL Pubid: 246062

 

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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för arkitektur (2005-2017)
Institutionen för tillämpad mekanik, Material- och beräkningsmekanik (2005-2017)

Ämnesområden

Arkitekturteknik
Byggnadsteknik
Konstruktionsteknik
Materialteknik
Textil-, gummi- och polymermaterial
Konstruktionsmaterial

Chalmers infrastruktur