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Performance characteristics of compound curved sandwich shell structures

Nasir, Azhar, Thambiratnam, David, & Button, Clifford (2012) Performance characteristics of compound curved sandwich shell structures. Journal of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, 53(171), pp. 19-30.

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Abstract

Sandwich shells have recently emerged as aesthetically pleasing, efficient and economical structural systems, with a number of applications. They combine the advantages of sandwich layer technology together with those of shell action. With different materials and thicknesses used in the sandwich layers, their performance characteristics largely remain un-quantified and there are no guidelines at present for their design. This research paper provides verification, through finite element modeling and testing, for the application of this technology to dome styled dwellings with research currently being conducted into the further application to roofing and floor structures.

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ID Code: 51221
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Compound Curve Sandwich Shell, Dome, Finite Element, Material Testing
ISSN: 1028-365X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures (IASS)
Deposited On: 29 Jun 2012 09:35
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2012 05:59

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