Form-Finding Analysis of Tensioned Fabric Structures Using Nonlinear Analysis Method

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Nonlinear analysis method is one of the earliest methods proposed for form-finding analysis of tensioned fabric structures. However due to some inherent weaknesses, the method has not been fully developed. In this paper, computational strategies for form-finding analysis of tensioned fabric structure using the nonlinear analysis method has been proposed. For the purpose of verification, form-finding analysis on numerical examples of tensioned fabric structures in the form of minimal surfaces Catenoid, Helicoid, Scherk and Enneper have been carried out. Both the obtained shape and pre-stress pattern have been checked with classical solutions for the above minimal surfaces for verification of the effectiveness of the proposed computational strategies.

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Periodical:

Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 243-249)

Edited by:

Chaohe Chen, Yong Huang and Guangfan Li

Pages:

1429-1434

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.243-249.1429

Citation:

H. M. Yee et al., "Form-Finding Analysis of Tensioned Fabric Structures Using Nonlinear Analysis Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 243-249, pp. 1429-1434, 2011

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May 2011

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