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- Structural Reciprocity: Critical Overview and Promising Research/Design Issues
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Space Structures: Principles and Practice
LS principles guide our behavior as we decide that we belong together. Principles are rules governing how we can choose to relate to others. They are statements of our beliefs about what helps create great organizations. LS come alive through active engagement in practice. Below, in the middle column are statements about what is valued but not often practiced because conventional structures make it too difficult.
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In this paper which applies the optimal-control theory, a methodology for the design of an expansive transition between a rectangular flume and a trapezoidal channel for a subcritical flow was evolved. What is the best website to download civil engineering textbooks in. A canal transition involving an expansion or contraction of the section is required whenever there is change in the canal section. Skutch, J. Existing knowledge of the design of contraction transitions is inadequate because no attention is paid to minimizing the head loss. In this paper, performance characteristics of the Dethridge water wheel model is studied in different channel geometry settings. In addition to more power generation in the case of power channels and increased service area for irrigation canals, the reduction of head loss is desirable from the viewpoint of increasing the life of the transition structure.
Structural Reciprocity: Critical Overview and Promising Research/Design Issues
Buckminster Fuller is responsible for coining the word Tensegrity and for doing important early work on this topic. He noticed that tension and compression always coexisted in Nature. He also utilized the concept that members carrying tensile loads are much lighter than those carrying compressive forces. This concept has been fully utilized in our human body which has heavy bones and slender sinews.
Space Structures: Principles And Practice
Reciprocity is a structural principle that has fascinated designers and builders throughout the world since ancient times. Further, no single text provides an exhaustive definition of the principle of structural reciprocity and it must be critically reconstructed from several different sources. This paper aims to fill in these gaps, providing a complete and annotated list of references, in which historical examples, as well as patents, research articles and terminological issues are discussed. A consistent definition of structural reciprocity is also proposed, and the promising developments of such a principle are outlined in order to guide designers and researchers in the future. The principle of reciprocity is based on the use of load-bearing elements which, supporting one another along their spans and never at the extremities, compose a spatial configuration with no clear structural hierarchy. An illustrative example will help the reader better understand the concept. Let us consider three glasses, arranged on a table at the vertices of a hypothetical equilateral triangle, and then imagine covering that area using just three kitchen knives.
Tensegrity , tensional integrity or floating compression is a structural principle based on a system of isolated components under compression inside a network of continuous tension , and arranged in such a way that the compressed members usually bars or struts do not touch each other while the prestressed tensioned members usually cables or tendons delineate the system spatially. The term was coined by Buckminster Fuller in the s as a portmanteau of "tensional integrity". Because of these patterns, no structural member experiences a bending moment and there are no shear stresses within the system. This can produce exceptionally strong and rigid structures for their mass and for the cross section of the components. The loading of at least some tensegrity structures causes an auxetic response and negative Poisson ratio , e. A conceptual building block of tensegrity is seen in the Skylon.
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Description: Space Structures are economical and aesthetically pleasing in appearance. They provide a unique solution for covering large column free areas.