Conceptual structural design : bridging the gap between by Olga Popovich Larsen

By Olga Popovich Larsen

This quantity bridges the space among engineers' and designers' realizing of structural shape. It goals to encourage designers to enhance cutting edge and doable structural varieties. It offers the typical matters and difficulties confronted and demonstrates tips to triumph over them through the use of excessive profile case studies.


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Andy Tyas be less available space; to run a rope from the top of a mast to the side of the boat, the rope would be at a very tight angle and would have to be heavily tensioned to be effective. Instead, the timber cross-spars from which the sails hung could be used to brace the mast laterally, and tension ropes run down from the mast-top to the tips of these spars. This concept of bracing compression and bending members with tension cables has a direct counterpart today and is increasingly used in buildings to produce self-stabilized members.

We all notice the even temperatures throughout the year in massive structures. This is especially evident on a hot summer day when we enter a cool cathedral built with thick stone walls! In a similar way the structure of the hogan follows a very intelligent logic. e. dead loads of the thick layer of mud, the structure of the roof is constructed using big sections of timber. The timber struc- ture of a hogan is a lot heavier (stronger) than one of the tepee, but so is the dead load of the mud enclosure of the hogan compared to the lightweight animal skin membrane of the tepee.

Figure 4-3 Egyptian pyramid. 30 needed to make a buttress stable, and how to sculpt this weight into elegant forms. In many cases, the proportions of buildings that were of importance (churches, cathedrals or other striking structures) would take on an almost mystical significance, and over the centuries would become the definition of architectural beauty. Indeed, for the Master Builders, the concept was that structural form, strength and stability, and architectural expression were inseparable and complemented each other.

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