WIT Press

Modular Space Structures Made Of Tubular Timber Bars

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS960191

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

1,153 kb

Author(s)

J. Estevez, E. Martin, J. Pablos & J. Vdzquez

Abstract

The construction of space structures employing modular elements formed by prefabricated bars and joints constitutes a system of great interest to cover spaces of large dimensions with lightness, rapidity of assembly and constructive simplicity. The use of laminated hollow timber bars adds to the aforementioned characteristics certain aesthetic possibilities, as well as the advantage that it offers over steel for use in aggressive environments. 1 Introduction The use of modular systems in the construction of space structures appears to be endorsed by the existence of numerous examples. Such systems have been used effectively with diverse materials: iron, steel, wood and, also, concrete. The advantages and disadvantages inherent in the typology of 3D truss are known: high structu

Keywords