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Title: Novel hybrid lightweight tension strip structures
Authors: Li, Y. 
Richard Liew, J.Y. 
Vu, K.K. 
Krish, S.
Keywords: Arch
Co-rotational formulation
Lightweight structure
Rigid body concept
Tensile structure
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Citation: Li, Y.,Richard Liew, J.Y.,Vu, K.K.,Krish, S. (2010-12). Novel hybrid lightweight tension strip structures. Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures 51 (166) : 263-270. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: A novel tension strip structure (TSS) is proposed to combine the benefit of high strength thin struts and membrane fabric. The design adopts curved strips or struts with restraint by internal membranes to avoid early global buckling. Analytical formulation based on curved beam on elastic foundations is proposed to predict the structural response of TSS. The finite element analysis results agree well with those using analytical modeling. Internal air with high pressure could be adopted to enhance the structure by preventing early local buckling of struts. The structure can be used for permanent or semi-permanent purposes.
Source Title: Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures
ISSN: 1028365X
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