Study of numerical representation of constant surface stress forms of tension membranes
UNSPECIFIED (1999) Study of numerical representation of constant surface stress forms of tension membranes. In: 7th International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering/5th International Conference on the Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Civil and Structural Engineering, SEP 13-15, 1999, OXFORD, ENGLAND.Full text not available from this repository.
The paper discusses common approaches in numerical modelling of lightweight tension structures represented by membrane forms in a state of constant surface stress. Several examples of constant surface forms are presented and one of them, known as Scherk's minimal surface is chosen for discussion of accuracy, criteria for stopping the iterations, and convergence of the numerical algorithms employed. The need to reduce the cost of computational modelling through more efficient, more robust and user-friendly software that would deal with shape-finding, static/wind load analysis and cutting patterns still remains to be addressed. Specific areas for improvement are suggested.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Journal or Publication Title:||COMPUTING DEVELOPMENTS IN CIVIL AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING|
|Publisher:||CIVIL COMP PRESS|
|Editor:||Kumar, B and Topping, BHV|
|Number of Pages:||5|
|Page Range:||pp. 107-111|
|Title of Event:||7th International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering/5th International Conference on the Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Civil and Structural Engineering|
|Location of Event:||OXFORD, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||SEP 13-15, 1999|
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