Geometry of Suspended Cloth Roofs

by Avinadav Siev,

Serial Information: Journal of the Structural Division, 1965, Vol. 91, Issue 6, Pg. 251-264

Document Type: Journal Paper


A numerical analysis is presented for determining the shape of strips, which, when assembled, form a hyperbolic surface. The boundary lines of the strips are geodesics, which coincide with cables of constant tension in the surface. The procedure is iterative and is easily programmed. Two numerical examples are given.

Subject Headings: Cables | Geometrics | Roofs | Surface Tension (water properties) | Numerical analysis | Domain boundary | Geodetic surveys | Tension members

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