Producing optimized structures with inflatables structural membranes 2013

A.D.C. Pronk, M.M.T. Dominicus, P. von Buelow, S.H.M. van Dijck, W.J. van de Koppel

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the research of the best combination of construction, material and typology for structures with bending moments constructed with fabric formwork. The results are inflated three dimensional (open cell) structures rigidized and structurally optimized. The structure is 40% lighter as conventional beams of the same material and was realized and tested in prototypes and full scale models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextile Composites and Inflatable Structures VI - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Structures Membranes 2013
EditorsK.U. Bletzinger, B. Kröplin, E. Onate
Pages505-519
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event6th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Structural Membranes 2013 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 Oct 201311 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Structural Membranes 2013
Abbreviated titleStructural Membranes 2013
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period9/10/1311/10/13

Keywords

  • Fabric formwork
  • Generative design
  • Morphology
  • Rigidizing materials
  • Structural optimization

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