Prisms and Antiprisms
Prisms form a group of mathematical figures, that have found widespread application in many disciplines, but especially in architecture and in building structures. They have two identical...

Form Finding Numerical Methods for Tensegrity Systems
The rigidification of Tensegrity Systems is related to selfstress states which can be achieved only when geometrical and mechanical requirements are simultaneously satisfied. This paper...

Vibration Characteristics of Suspension Membrane Structures
The present paper specifies fundamental vibration characteristics obtained from experiment on the model of the suspension or the framed membrane structure. The first paragraph describes...

The Nature of Structural Morphology and Some Interdisciplinary Examples
Among members of IASS, the most common definition of Structural Morphology is the study of interaction between geometrical form and structural behavior. The most significant structural...

Tensegrity Structures: Filling the Gap Between Art and Science
Underlining the role of structuralism in contemporary architecture this paper addresses the application of structural morphology in the context of an educational experience. Focussing...

Space Frames and Polyhedra
Polyhedra are easy to build and they can be useful as architectural matrices. Relatively small polyhedra can be built as faceted structures; very large ones can be built with space frames....

Morphology of Reciprocal Frame Three-Dimensional Grillage Structures
This paper is an introduction to the morphology of structures using the Reciprocal Frame (also known as Mandala Dach in Germany) which is a patented three-dimensional beam grillage structural...

Evolutionary Methods for Synthesis of Truss Topology

Effect of Pier Geometry on Scour in Graded Gravels
This paper summarizes the results of laboratory tests performed on clear water scour around circular and rectangular cross section bridge piers, embedded in a non-uniform coarse sediment...

Ice Accumulation Rate and the Geometry of Ice Jams in River Bends
Experiments on development of ice jams in river bends were performed in a 2.60-m-wide bend flume with a sand bed and 5-mm-diameter plastic beads simulating ice particles. The ice particles...

A new approach for the estimation of extreme roughness in torrents by Hydraulic and Photogrammetry
In this paper we present an approach to estimate extreme roughness in torrents based on the transformation of an irregular bed geometry of a torrent reach into a geometrically well determined...

Step Pool Geometry and Flow Characteristics in Low-Sediment-Storage Channel Beds
Data from two small ephemeral streams in Israel indicate that step pool geometry in bedrock channels is similar, in its salient features, to that in alluvial channels. For steep (>0.10)...

Streamflow Related to Channel Geometry in Northern New England
Channel geometry measurements can be used to estimate various streamflow characteristics at ungaged stream locations. Channel cross section dimensions and sediment size distributions were...

Determination of Geometry and Stress Distribution of an Optimal Stable Channel
A numerical model which determines the geometry of a threshold channel was recently developed (Diplas and Vigilar, 1992). This is important in the design of irrigation canals, channelization...

Equilibrium Geometry of Channels with Cohesive Banks
An optimization model is used to assess the stability of gravel-bed rivers with cohesive channel banks and to determine the effect of the bank stability on the equilibrium hydraulic geometry....

3-D Coordinates - A Universal Rectangular Coordinate System for a GIS and Other Spatial Databases
Rules of solid geometry and 3-dimensional (3-D) rectangular coordinate systems are well known and used in many applications. Points on or near the earth's surface have long been described...

Numerical Simulations of the CCS under the Joint Effects of Coastal Geometry and Surface Forcing
Using the S-Coordinate Rutgers University Model (SCRUM) of Song and Haidvogel(1993), a coupled coastal (86 m depth) and deep ocean (4600 m depth) California Coastal region has been investigated...

Coastal Circulation and Sedimentation During Severe Storms
Numerical hindcasts of storm flows and sedimentation during tropical cyclones in the western Gulf of Mexico, and a northeaster in the Middle Atlantic Bight, are summarized and compared....

Hyper-Geodesic Structures: Excerpts from a Visual Catalog
A class of hyper-geodesic surface structures is presented. The surfaces of known polygons, polyhedra, plane and space tessellations, higher dimensional polytopes can be subdivided into...

A Study on Buckling Characteristics of Single-Layer Latticed Domes with the Initial Geometrical Imperfection

 

 

 

 

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