Topologically-based curvature in thin elastic shell networks

Enrique Soriano, Pep Tornabell, Dragos I. Naicu, Günther H. Filz

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Abstract

We present a topologically-based doubly curved building system, based on a single bending thin plate element. The system extends Buckminster Fuller's plydome research, by proposing an elastic form-finding technique through the introduction of strategic singularities in a periodic grid of originally coplanar plates. The potential of this technique is explored and showcased through the design and manufacture of a large scale prototype.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, STRUCTURAL MEMBRANES 2015
EditorsEugenio Onate, Bernd Kroplin, Kai-Uwe Bletzinger
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)
Pages167-176
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9788494424489
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 19 Oct 201521 Oct 2015
Conference number: 7

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures
Abbreviated titleSTRUCTURAL MEMBRANES
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period19/10/201521/10/2015

Keywords

  • Active-bending
  • Elastic shell
  • Form-finding
  • Minimal surface
  • Thin plates

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