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Pneumatic Formwork for Irregular Curved Thin Shells

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Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures II

Part of the book series: Computational Methods in Applied Sciences ((COMPUTMETHODS,volume 8))

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After studying the historical background, the suitability of pneumatic formworks for the construction of irregular curved thin shells was examined, as an answer to modern double curved architecture. Part of the study is the design of the pneumatic formwork for an irregular curved thin concrete shell. Several measures to obtain the required shape were studied with a membrane engineering program. Guidelines for the design of pneumatic formwork are derived.

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van Hennik, P.C., Houtman, R. (2008). Pneumatic Formwork for Irregular Curved Thin Shells. In: Oñate, E., Kröplin, B. (eds) Textile Composites and Inflatable Structures II. Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, vol 8. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6856-0_7

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