Collapse Behavior of Double-Layer Space Truss Grids with Member Buckling

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by Toshitsugu Saka, Osaka City Univ, Osaka, Japan,
Yoshiya Taniguchi, Osaka City Univ, Osaka, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures:

Abstract: The results of collapse tests of over twenty space truss grids with elastic buckling of members are reviewed. The space truss grids include three types, that is, square-on-square, square-on-diagonal and diagonal-on-square double-layer grids which have a 1320 × 1320 mm square plan. Brass tubular members, ball joints and a bolted jointing system are used. The individual collapse behavior of each type is described, so that designers grasp the differences and the structural characteristics of these grids.

Subject Headings: Structural behavior | Structural failures | Grid systems | Buckling | Elastic analysis | Space truss | Failure analysis | Trusses |

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