Structural application of perforated aluminium plates in a footbridge canopy

B.W.E.M. Hove, van, F. Soetens

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Abstract

A recently designed footbridge canopy covering a concrete bridge at the Eindhoven University of Technology campus is build up by aluminium plates containing perforations. The perforations differ in concentrations, diameter and pattern. The aluminium structure was adapted to improve global behaviour especially in relation with deformation requirements. Further experimental and numerical research was carried out to investigate the failure behaviour of perforated plates loaded by compression. It is concluded that the failure behaviour of relatively thin aluminium plates in compression is very complex, even for non-perforated plates (see [8]). Further fundamental research is needed to investigate failure modes and failure loads of the perforated plates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 12th International Aluminium Conference (INALCO), 21-22 October 2013, Montreal
EditorsV. Songmene
Pages72-81
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event12th International Aluminium Conference (INALCO 2013), October 21-22, 2013, Montréal, QC, Canada - Palais des Congrès de Montréal , Montréal, QC, Canada
Duration: 21 Oct 201322 Oct 2013

Conference

Conference12th International Aluminium Conference (INALCO 2013), October 21-22, 2013, Montréal, QC, Canada
Abbreviated titleINALCO 2013
CountryCanada
CityMontréal, QC
Period21/10/1322/10/13

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