Experimental Study on the Strut Type of Cable Net Membrane Structures

by Masao Saitoh, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Akira Okada, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Hiroaki Tabata, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Toshio Mochizuki, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


In this paper a new type of suspension membrane structure combined with a cable net is proposed, in which the supporting struts are arranged between the membrane surface and the cable net, called the Strut Type of Cable Net Membrane Structures. The validity of the employed structural system is verified by testing an experimental model under initial prestressing load as well as wind and snow loads.

Subject Headings: Cables | Struts | Membranes | Load tests | Snow loads | Wind loads | Load factors | Surface properties

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