Computer Cutting Pattern Generation of Membrane Structures

Xia, X. and Meek, J. L. (2000) Computer Cutting Pattern Generation of Membrane Structures. International Journal of Space Structures, 15 2: 95-110. doi:10.1260/0266351001495008


Author Xia, X.
Meek, J. L.
Title Computer Cutting Pattern Generation of Membrane Structures
Journal name International Journal of Space Structures   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-3511
Publication date 2000-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1260/0266351001495008
Volume 15
Issue 2
Start page 95
End page 110
Total pages 16
Place of publication Brentwood, England
Publisher Multi-Science Publishing
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
680203 Civil
290801 Structural Engineering
Abstract This paper sets out a simple design procedure for generating the cutting patterns of a membrane surface which can then be used for a variety of purposes, including fabric of tension surface. It does this by pre-defining the requirements of the cutting pattern which is set out by the designer on an initially flat surface. A cable net is used for the approximating surface and the cables approximate the warp and weft directions of the fabric (see our previous paper on shape generation). The present work designs the procedure and gives examples of results of the shape finding of a surface with a number of different cutting patterns. An example of a compression membrane surface is also given.
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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