Use of hypar-shell structures with textile reinforced cement matrix composites in lightweight constructions.

Ellen De Bolster, Heidi Cuypers, Petra Van Itterbeeck, Jan Wastiels, Willy De Wilde

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Abstract

The main goal of this paper is to translate a design-concept of modular, lightweight and freeform structures into a calculation method for the actual realization of structures, whose modular building stones are sandwich panels with a PUR(polyurethane)-core and TRC(Textile Reinforced Cement)-faces, shaped in the form of hyperbolic paraboloids (hypars). This translation will depend on the specific characterization of the structure. According to the Eurocodes, two states are important: the ultimate limit state and the serviceability limit state. Due to the lightweight aspect of the modular structure, the serviceability limit state will gain in importance. Therefore, stiffness and cracks are important factors as is the influence of repeated loading.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th European Conference on Composite Materials, Biarritz, France, August 29- September 01 2006
EditorsJ. Lamon, A. Torres Marques
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 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

J. Lamon, A. Torres Marques

Keywords

  • conceptual design
  • lightweight structures
  • cement matrix composites

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