Structural performance under solar radiation of the 30.5-meter-high Flamenco Ice Tower

Qingpeng Li (Corresponding author), Elke Mergny, Arno Pronk, Yue Wu, Peng Luo

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Abstract

Structural performance under solar radiation for structures in ice or ice composite is of vital importance. In this paper, the performance of the 30.5-meter-high Flamenco Ice Tower is numerically studied in detail. To carry out this research, material properties of ice composite are first studied based on different types of tests. Subsequently, structural performance of the ice tower under solar radiation is analyzed in ABAQUS. Through this research, the simulation method for structural performance of shell structures in ice composite is tested to be successful, which will contribute to the future development and applications of ice structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-66
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Space Structures
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Flamenco Ice Tower
  • ice composite
  • material properties
  • solar radiation
  • structural performance

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