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This article highlights the design potentials of a recently proposed form-driven approach for bending-active tensile structures, in which the geometry of the actively bent elements can be directly defined without the recourse to a form-finding procedure. The approach is applied to the design of a lightweight sun-shading system that can be used to protect glazed building façades, and in which actively bent beams are restrained by pre-stressing strips. Other than structural requirements, the geometry of this hybrid structure is informed by functional and environmental considerations to prevent overheating and glare inside the building. Show more
Journal / seriesInternational Journal of Space Structures
Pages / Article No.
Subjectbending-active tensile structure; form-driven design; integral design framework; non-constant bending stiffness; parametric structural design; sun-shading façade system
Organisational unit03800 - Schwartz, Joseph / Schwartz, Joseph
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