Enter the Dragon
The Chien Tan Dragon Boat train will be the flagship station of the 87 km Taipei Rapid Transit System (RTS) in Taiwan, which consists of eight heavy rail lines, two medium-capacity lines...

Fabric Roof Design Responds to New Technologies
A combination of newer synthetic materials and advanced structural design technologies have given contemporary tensioned fabric roofs vastly improved energy performance and far greater...

The Use of ETFE Foils in Lightweight Roof Constructions
ETFE foils are polymer film sheets which are enclosed in support frames and inflated to provide stable, insulated and transparent roof cushions for lightweight enclosures. This paper describes...

Expandable Structures with Incorporated Roofing Elements
In this paper design aspects of expandable structures with incorporated cover plates are studied. These roofing elements can be made by single plates or by self-folding plates. In both...

Surface Pressures on the Roof of the Texas Tech Experimental Building: Model and Full-Scale

A Design for a Football Stadium Roof Enabling Growth of a Natural Grass Playing Surface: Sydney Football Stadium - Australia
This paper discusses the development of a design for a stadium roof which will provide conditions allowing the growth of a wearable natural grass surface suitable for sports including...

Tensile Structures Highlight New Denver Airport
The tensile membrane structures of the Landside Terminal of the new Denver International Airport are the most recent and most significant application of tensile structure design. The advanced...

Glass-covered Lightweight Spatial Structures
The double curved reticulated spatial structure with triangular mesh is the most favorable basis for a translucent roof. But this structure, especially is directly glazed without intermediate...

History and Development of Fabric Structures
Except for the cave, the tent has been the dwelling for most nomadic peoples from the Ice Age to the present. Until recently, the three basic forms used are namely, the conical, the widespread...

Design and Construction of the Cable-Stayed Wooden Space Truss Roof
The thinning must be enforced for healthy development of an artificial forest. The most effective use of thinning lumber is construct of the space truss structure. This election systems...

Project Case Study: Space Frame Roof Structure, Main Stadium, Shah Alam Sport Complex, Selangor, Malaysia
In the city of Shah Alam located just outside of Kuala Lumpur, the Shah Alam Sport Complex is built as a multi-use sports facility. The aim of this study is to discuss the management of...

Strength-Ratio Based Assessment of Wood Structures

Analysis of Glulam-FRP Beams by a Layer-Wise Formulation

Marta North Line Midtown Station
This paper presents a case study of a cast-in-place concrete rapid transit station structure. Attention is focused on the performance of the monolithically connected, three-dimensional...

Comparison of Two different Models of a Shell Roof
The main purpose of this study is to compare a physical model of a shell roof with a theoretical model of the same shell roof in order to verify the reliability of the Homeostatic Model...

Wind Resistance of Conventional Light-Frame Buildings

The Georgia Dome and Beyond: Achieving Lightweight - Longspan Structures
In the last two decades, the development of longspan roof structures has undergone a quantum leap. The introduction of steel structures, fabric structures, Bucky Fuller's tensegrity structure,...

Performance of Metal-Plate-Connected Wood Truss Roof Systems During Hurricane Andrew

Failure of Residential Building Envelopes as a Result of Hurricane Andrew in Dade County, Florida

Uplift Resistance of Plywood and OSB Roof Sheathing
A test program to determine the resistance of plywood and OSB roof sheathing to uplift pressures created by wind flowing over a residential roof structure will provide valuable data to...

 

 

 

 

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