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Modular design-concept, using hypar-shells made of fibre reinforced composites



Title: Modular design-concept, using hypar-shells made of fibre reinforced composites
Author(s): E. De Bolster, H. Cuypers, J. Wastiels, P. De Wilde
Paper category : conference
Book title: ICTRC'2006 - 1st International RILEM Conference on Textile Reinforced Concrete
Editor(s): J. Hegger, W. Brameshuber and N. Will
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-97-7
e-ISBN: 2351580087
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 389 - 398
Total Pages: 10
Nb references: 5
Language: English


Abstract: In contemporary architecture, one can notice the tendency towards modular lightweight structures. Another tendency that can be observed is the frequent use of freeforms. These designs are usually lightweight as well as aesthetically pleasing. The designs that combine the advantages of modular structures and freeform structures are usually covered with textiles. However, composites (TRC-composites for example) could present a good alternative; especially when used as faces in a sandwich construction. In this paper, a design-concept that uses sandwich panels (shaped as hyperbolic paraboloids) with reinforced Inorganic Phosphate Cement-faces as building stones of a modular structure is studied and applied in a cantilever design.


Online publication: 2006-06-02
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2351580087.038