Cases of Lightweight Structures for Polar Areas

Jessica Fernandoy Pedreros, Julian Christ, Paul Shepherd, Holger Koss

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Abstract

The paper focuses on what the authors call ‘Polar Lightweight Structures’. The first part presents a collection of lightweight structures (LWS) designed and built for Antarctic conditions, with the aim of demonstrating the diversity of approaches attempted by designers. The second part of the paper presents two studies where different computational methods were applied for the design of generic LWS based on the local conditions of two particular Polar locations; namely, the Arctic region and Glacier Union in the Antarctic plateau. Both studies were conducted independently with the aim of demonstrating the feasibility of employing LWS of larger dimensions/scale than currently seen in Polar settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces: architecture.engineering.science”
Number of pages10
PublisherInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS )
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventIASS 2017: Interfaces - Architecture. Engineering. Science - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 25 Sep 201728 Sep 2017

Conference

ConferenceIASS 2017
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period25/09/201728/09/2017

Keywords

  • Lightweight structures
  • Polar regions
  • Structural optimisation
  • Topology optimisation
  • Frame-supported membrane structure
  • Stochastic wind loading

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