Title Topological design of compression structures
Authors CARBONELL MÁRQUEZ, JUAN FRANCISCO, Gil-Martin, Luisa M., Fernandez-Ruiz, Manuel A., Hernandez-Montes, Enrique, CARBONELL MÁRQUEZ, JUAN FRANCISCO
External publication No
Means Arch Appl Mech
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 3
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 1.49000
SJR Impact 0.78100
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84962330152&doi=10.1007%2fs00419-016-1131-y&partnerID=40&md5=3b7ce356d8342f7da90b4d76d0bb4036
Publication date 01/08/2016
ISI 000379744400008
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84962330152
DOI 10.1007/s00419-016-1131-y
Abstract Force density method together with topological mapping has been employed to perform the form-finding process of tension structures. Compression-only structures such as domes and vaults can be modelled if the former approach is modified. This modification consists of iteratively introducing the self-weight of the structure to be modelled until the equilibrium configuration is found. This method is similar to the hanging chain models employed by Antonio Gaudi when designing his structures. The approach allows rapidly changing the input parameters in order to get different equilibrium configurations.
Keywords Design techniques; Gaudi; Force density method; Topological mapping; Compression structures
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