Topologically-based curvature in thin elastic shell networks

Enrique Soriano, Pep Tornabell, Dragos Naicu, Günther Filz

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Abstract

We present a topologically-based doubly curved building system, based on a single bending thin plate element. The system extends Buckminster Fuller’s plydome research, by proposing an elastic form finding technique through the introduction of strategic singularities in a periodic grid of originally coplanar plates. The potential of this technique is explored and showcased through the design and manufacture of a large scale prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Pages167-176
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015
EventVII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 19 Oct 201521 Oct 2015

Conference

ConferenceVII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period19/10/1521/10/15

Keywords

  • Form Finding
  • Thin plates
  • Active Bending
  • Elastic shell
  • Minimal surface

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Soriano, E., Tornabell, P., Naicu, D., & Filz, G. (2015). Topologically-based curvature in thin elastic shell networks. 167-176. Paper presented at VII International Conference on Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures, Barcelona, Spain.