Modular grid-based design-concept for fibre reinforced composite shells

Ellen De Bolster, Heidi Cuypers, Willy De Wilde, Jan Wastiels

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Abstract

When designing a modular system, two main aspects need to be considered: the aspect of one building stone and the aspect of the overall structure. Both will be studied here in function of geometry, mechanical behaviour and historical background (architectural design, engineering science).
The state-of-the-art of design principles, used in architectural designs over the latest decades, will provide the basis knowledge for the generation of a new kind of modular constructions. Combining both the artistic point of view (aesthetics) and the engineering point of view (calculations, FEM), a new design-concept will be generated: a system with modular hyperbolic paraboloid building stones, connected to one another through hinged connections.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Structures and Materials III
EditorsC.a. Brebbia
PublisherWIT Press
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)1-84564-162-0
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Bibliographical note

C.A. Brebbia

Keywords

  • architecture
  • conceptual design
  • hypar shells

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