Folded shapes with Super-Light Structures

Niels Andreas Castberg, Kristian Dahl Hertz

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Abstract

The use of folded shapes in structures has become more common, but it still costs problems because of construction issues and bending moments. The present paper deals with how the newly patented structural concept Super-Light structures (SLS) can be used to create folded shapes. SLS gives lighter structures and can lead to simpler erection because of the introduction of prefabricated elements. The paper regards two geometries using the SLS concept and compares their static and structural behaviour. Furthermore, material use is compared to a traditional concrete structure for the examined geometries. For both geometries it is found that they are structurally possible and both of them have a considerable material reduction compared to a traditional concrete structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IABSE-IASS) Symposium 2011 “Taller, Longer Lighter”
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IABSE-IASS) Symposium 2011 : Taller, Longer, Lighter - London, UK
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

ConferenceInternational Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IABSE-IASS) Symposium 2011 : Taller, Longer, Lighter
CityLondon, UK
Period01/01/2011 → …

Keywords

  • Super-light Structures
  • Finite element
  • Folded shapes
  • Concrete

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Castberg, N. A., & Hertz, K. D. (2012). Folded shapes with Super-Light Structures. In Proceedings of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IABSE-IASS) Symposium 2011 “Taller, Longer Lighter” http://www.iabse-iass-2011.com/