Unloaded prestressed shell formed from a closed surface unattached to any supports
Paper in proceeding, 2019

In this paper we attempt to begin to answer the question, ‘under what conditions can an unloaded shell formed of a closed surface unattached to any supports contain a state of membrane stress which can be induced by prestressing?’ We show that a sphere cannot be prestressed, but a torus can be.

unloaded prestressed shell

force surface

moment surface

torus

Author

Alexander Sehlström

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Christopher John Kenneth Williams

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Architectural theory and methods

Form and Force - IASS Symposium 2019 and Structural Membranes 2019

Vol. 2019 167-174
978-841211010-4 (ISBN)

Form and Force - 60th Anniversary Symposium of the International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures IASS Symposium 2019
Barcelona, Spain,

Subject Categories

Architectural Engineering

Applied Mechanics

ISBN

9788412110104

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