The use of a particle method for the modelling of isotropic membrane stress for the form finding of shell structures

F. Aish, S. Joyce, S. Malek, C.J.K. Williams

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Abstract

The best known isotropic membrane stress state is a soap film. However, if we allow the value of the isotropic stress to vary from point to point then the surface can carry gravity loads, either as a hanging form in tension, or as a masonry shell in compression. The paper describes the theory of isotropic membrane stress under gravity load and introduces a particle method for its numerical simulation for the form finding of shell structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-31
JournalComputer-Aided Design
Volume61
Early online date10 Feb 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015

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