Helium-Supported Hangar for a Small Solar-Powered Airship
For the IGA Expo '93 the Institute for Statics and Dynamics of Aerospace Structures, University of Stuttgart, together with Stuttgart Solar e.V. developed a solar-powered airship. For...

Wall Relief and Three Dimensional Suspension Sculpture Utilizing Tension and Membrane Structures
The aesthetic concerns and observations on sculptural forms involve tension and membrane structures. In the following discussion, the textile forms, which strongly influenced the more...

Effects of Spatial Triangulation on the Behavior of Tensegrity Domes
A number of long span 'tensegrity' dome type structures have recently been realized pursuant to the inventions of R. Buckminster Fuller and David H. Geiger. These structures have demonstrated...

A Practical Design and Construction of Tension Rod Supported Glazing
In designing a glass skin-covered space, for the atrium, entrance hall or other core part of a building complex, the high openness and quality requirements of the space often lead to the...

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...

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...

Spatial Structures Erected out of Thin Shell Elements Fabricated on Plane Followed by Bending
The paper offers the examples of spatial structures of average spans (up to 24 m) and engineering structures made of prefabricated curvilinear elements originally having a plane form....

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...

The Body Language of Tensile Structures
Considered to be a 'body' and its visual appearance as 'non verbal, intuitable information,' a building has a Body Language that is employed as a primary mode. Presented is an intuitive...

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...

A Quasicrystal for Denmark's Coast
The first true quasicrystal structure will have been built in the fall of 1993 at COAST (The Center for Art, Science, and Technology at the Danish Technical University). With 600 aluminum...

RC Beam-Column Element for Nonlinear Frame Analysis
Recent studies have shown that beam-column finite elements that enforce equilibrium rather than compatibility along the element are better suited for the description of the strength and...

A Comparison of Three Wave-Measuring Buoys
We compare the performance of three wave-measuring buoys: a Seatex WavescanTM, an Endeco/YSI WavetrackTM,...

Structure Modelization Using Expert Elements `Neural Stiffness Method'

Practical Solution of the Flexibility to Stiffness Transformation Problem With a Mathematical Assistant for the Personal Computer
This paper will show how a relatively complicated structural mechanics problem can be solved easily with a symbolic manipulation program. Specifically, the authors will demonstrate how...

Characterizing Fracture Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Analysis of Structural Debris Generation and Disposal After Hurricane Andrew: Technical Perspective

Crack Depths in Drying Clays Using Fracture Mechanics

Durability of Steel/Composites Bonds for Rehabilitation of Structural Components

Application of High-Performance Steel in New and Retrofit Structures

 

 

 

 

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