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Transparent shells : form, topology, structure / Hans Schober, translated by Claudia Schaffert.

Author/creator Schober, Hans, 1943-
Other author/creatorSchaffert, Claudia.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoBerlin, Germany : Ernst & Sohn, a Wiley brand, [2016]
Description255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
Uniform titleTransparente Schalen. English
Contents Introduction to shells -- History -- Design principle of grid shells -- Graphic design principles for grid shells with flat quadrilateral meshes -- Free formed grid shells -- Form-finding and optimisation of grid shells -- On the structural design of grid shells -- Built examples -- Holistic design : developments and outlook.
Abstract "This book describes the design, detailing and structural engineering of filigree, double-curved and long-span glazed shells of minimal weight and ingenious details. Innovative, clear and understandable geometric principles for the design of double-curved shell structures are explained in a practical manner. The principles are simple to apply with the use of functions now available in most CAD programs. The author demonstrates how floating and homogeneous structures can be created on these "free" forms, particularly grid shells of planar rectangles. These are especially suitable for glazing with flat panes and offer structural, economical and architectural advantages. Examples are provided to illustrate in simple ways the latest methods of form finding calculation and holistic optimisation through the complex interaction of structure, form and topology. Numerous examples built all over the world from 1989 to 2014 offer orientation and assistance in the design of such double-curved shells. Essential design parameters, many details and node connections of constructed projects are presented and evaluated. These structures have been built all over the world in close partnership with renowned architects"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Access restrictionAvailable only to authorized users.
Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
LanguageTranslated from German.
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2017439539
ISBN9783433031209 (English ; colophon)
ISBN3433031207 (English ; colophon)
ISBN9783433031216 (English ; back cover)
ISBN3433031215 (English ; back cover)

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