A Study on the Actual Equilibrium Analysis for Membrane Structures

막구조물의 준공평형 형상해석에 관한 연구

  • 이장복 (성균관대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 김재열 (성균관대학교 건축공학과) ;
  • 권택진 (성균관대학교 건축공학과)
  • Published : 2000.04.01


In general, the design of membrane structures takes three steps. The first is shape finding analysis which is determination of initial equilibrium geometry with uniform stresses. The second step involve the computation of the stress-deformation to get completed membrane under various load conditions. The third step is to divide the membrane structures into several plan strips from the initial equilibrium states. This procedure is needed because of the initial shape has usually undevelopable curved surface and is called as "cutting patterns generation". By introducing this work, the deformation due to the initial stress is removed and approximate cutting patterns are generated. In this approach, however, material properties is not considered, therefore the error between the design stresses and actual stresses during the fabrication of plan strips should be occurred. In this paper, actual equilibrium shape analysis procedure for HP shape models is presented. The deviations of stresses between the design stresses and actual stresses are estimated.