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TOOL TO CHECK TOPOLOGY AND GEOMETRY FOR SPATIAL STRUCTURES ON BASIS OF THE EXTENDED MAXWELL'S RULE

  • One of the simplest principle in the design of light-weight structures is to avoid bending. This can be achieved by dissolving girders into members acting purely in axial tension or compression. The employment of cables for the tensioned members leads to even lighter structures which are called cable-strut structures. They constitute a subclass of spatial structures. To give fast information aboutOne of the simplest principle in the design of light-weight structures is to avoid bending. This can be achieved by dissolving girders into members acting purely in axial tension or compression. The employment of cables for the tensioned members leads to even lighter structures which are called cable-strut structures. They constitute a subclass of spatial structures. To give fast information about the general feasibility of an architectural concept employing cable-strut structures is a challenging task due to their sophisticated mechanical behavior. In this regard it is essential to control if the structure is stable and if pre-stress can be applied. This paper presents a tool using the spreadsheet software Microsoft (MS) Excel which can give such information. Therefore it is not necessary to purchase special software and the according time consuming training is much lower. The tool was developed on basis of the extended Maxwell's rule, which besides topology also considers the geometry of the structure. For this the rank of the node equilibrium matrix is crucial. Significance and determination of the rank and the implementation of the corresponding algorithms in MS Excel are described in the following. The presented tool is able to support the structural designer in an early stage of the project in finding a feasible architectural concept for cable-strut structures. As examples for the application of the software tool two special cable-strut structures, so called tensegrity structures, were examined for their mechanical behavior.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Author: Christian Wolkowicz, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Ruth, Alexander Stahr
DOI (Cite-Link):https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.3037Cite-Link
URN (Cite-Link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:gbv:wim2-20170327-30370Cite-Link
URL:http://euklid.bauing.uni-weimar.de/ikm2006/index.php_lang=de&what=papers.html
Editor: Klaus GürlebeckGND, Carsten KönkeORCiDGND
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2017/03/27
Date of first Publication:2006/07/14
Release Date:2017/03/27
Publishing Institution:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Creating Corporation:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institutes:Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik [bis 2014 Fakultät Architektur] / Professur Tragwerkslehre
Pagenumber:8
GND Keyword:Architektur <Informatik>; CAD; Computerunterstütztes Verfahren
Dewey Decimal Classification:500 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 510 Mathematik
BKL-Classification:56 Bauwesen / 56.03 Methoden im Bauingenieurwesen
Collections:Bauhaus-Universität Weimar / Internationales Kolloquium über Anwendungen der Informatik und Mathematik in Architektur und Bauwesen, IKM, Weimar / Internationales Kolloquium über Anwendungen der Informatik und Mathematik in Architektur und Bauwesen, IKM, Weimar, 17. 2006
Licence (German):License Logo Creative Commons 4.0 - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell (CC BY-NC 4.0)