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A review of the state of the art of timber gridshell design and construction

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dc.contributor.author Collins, Matthew
dc.contributor.author Cosgrove, Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-05T14:30:11Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-05T14:30:11Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5192
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Timber gridshells are lightweight doubly curved structures. They are generated by deforming a flat timber grid towards a curved shell-like target shape. The designer can achieve a best fit approximation to a pre-determined target shape by varying the grid, boundary geometry and member stiffness. Thus a wide variety of built forms can be created. Additionally timber is a renewable resource. Despite these advantages, few timber gridshells have been realised. Bending active gridshells are complex to analyse, design and construct. The research presented here is a comparative study of a number of existing timber gridshells in terms of approach to design and analysis, material selection and construction process. The joints, the number of layers, type of bracing and type of covering are also examined. Barriers to the more frequent adoption of timber gridshells in design are identified. Research currently underway at the University of Limerick is aimed at reducing these barriers. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Civil Engineering Research Association of Ireland CERAI en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Civil Engineering Research in Ireland CERI 2016 Conf. Proc.;
dc.relation.uri http://www.cerai.net/
dc.subject timber en_US
dc.subject gridshells en_US
dc.subject bending active en_US
dc.subject free-form architecture en_US
dc.subject precedents en_US
dc.title A review of the state of the art of timber gridshell design and construction en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.relation.projectid Embark 2012 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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