Combinatary Net-Shell Roofs of Elliptic Paraboloid of Zhaoqing Gymnasium

by Fa-Kun Yao, South-China Space Structure Research, Cent, Guangzhou, China,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Spatial, Lattice and Tension Structures


Zhaoqing Gymnasium is a multi-functional sports building, whose structural modelling takes Zhaoqing City Flower(Lotus) as the main theme; adopts a combinatory ellipic paraboloid net-shell roofs. So the entire building structure looks exactly like a lotus flower covering on the ground. This article will summarize the building structural modelling and structural design method; compare the results of model test with that of theoretical calculation; and finally, will demonstrate the performance of the combinatory elliptic paraboloid net-shell roofs and its application in sports building construction.

Subject Headings: Shell structures | Structural models | Roofs | Mathematical models | Building design | Recreational facilities | Paraboloid

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