The South African Institution Of Civil Engineering

Tension Structures Form and behaviour

Edition: Second Edition

Year Published: 2018

Author: Wanda J Lewis

Publisher: ICE Publishing

ISBN Number: 978-0-7277-6173-6

Price: R 1,170.00 Incl. VAT

Weight: 500g

Summary: Tension Structures, Second edition delivers a unique coverage of the topic of tension structures ranging from a variety of pre-stressed cable net and fabric roofing forms to suspension bridge cables. The emphasis is on finding minimum energy forms of these structures by analogy to nature. Tension Structures, Second edition: features a number of projects detailing structural form and behaviour of tension structures offers an exclusive perspective that brings together fabric and cable structures, suspension bridge cables, and rigid structural forms, such as arches and shells provides unique insights into numerical modelling of cable and fabric structures includes brand new sections on modelling of suspension bridge cables and demonstrates its relevance to conceptual design of arch structures presents the latest approaches to patterning of fabric structures As a permanent fixture of modern architecture, tension structures demonstrate their potential for creating aesthetically pleasing art forms and offer wonderful design opportunities that arise from their ability to span large distances with elegance and structural efficiency.

Stock Code: TD/TTP/TSSE

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