Innovative Surface Structures
Technologies and Applications
|Publisher:||Taylor and Francis|
|Published in:||Abingdon, United Kingdom|
A comprehensive introduction to the state of the art in the design, analysis and construction of membranes, folded plates and rigid shells. Includes a historic overview, introductions to the fundamental structural behavior and design methods, and case studies of recent buildings. Emerging technologies such as new structural materials (glass, composites), new digitally controlled fabrication methods, adaptable surface systems, smart materials, and self-monitoring strategies are address in detail.