Research and Application of Various Joints of Space Grid Structures in China

by Xi-Liang Liu, Tianjin Univ, Tianjin, China,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


This paper introduces the research work results and applications of various joints of space grid structures in China. It also gives out formulas for determining the loading capacity and constructional sizes of various joints. Some support joints types are suggested and some examples of novel projects are presented.

Subject Headings: Joints | Load bearing capacity | Steel structures | Structural analysis | Space structures | Space frames | Load factors | China | Asia

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