Study on Mechanical Characteristics of Light-weight Complex Structure Composed of a Membrane and a Beam String Structure

by Masao Saitoh, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Akira Okada, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Katsuo Maejima, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,
Tetsuo Gohda, Nihon Univ, Tokyo, Japan,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


This paper aims at studying a new type of Beam String Structure, in which a membrane is used as finishing material. This paper reports on the mechanical characteristics of this structure, an analytical method, and the execution control method employed during construction.

Subject Headings: Beams | Mechanical properties | Membranes | Structural analysis | Construction methods | Numerical methods | Structural systems | Space frames

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