Form-finding of shell structures generated from physical models

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Abstract

Vector form intrinsic finite element is a recently developed and promising numerical method for the analysis of complicated structural behavior. Taking the cable-link element as example, the framework of the vector form intrinsic finite element is explained first. Based on this, a constant strain triangle element is introduced, and relevant required equations are deduced. Subsequently, the vector form intrinsic finite element is successfully applied to carry out form-finding of shells generated from physical models, such as hanging models, tension models, and pneumatic models. In addition, the resulting geometries are analyzed with finite element method, thus demonstrating that a dominant membrane stress distribution arises when the shell is subjected to gravitational loading.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-33
JournalInternational Journal of Space Structures
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • form-finding
  • physical models
  • shell structures
  • structural analysis
  • vector form intrinsic finite element

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