WIT Press

Development Of Folding Aluminum Sheet Roofs

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS000151

Volume

47

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,094 kb

Author(s)

MSc. Carlos H. Hernandez, Br. Ricardo Stephens

Abstract

This work describes the development of a Folding Aluminum Sheet Roof where the structural component is also the protection membrane. The portable capacity conferred by thin sheets when folded in a certain way is used to comply with the structural commitment. Likewise, the sheet's geometry is used to obtain the roof's sealing, without needing to use sealing compounds or flexible joints. The design consists of an 853 sq.m. roof consisting of six (6) independent modules 24 m. long x 5.56 m. wide. Each module folds from an initial size of 24 m. to a final position of 4.60 m., drawn by a motor-driven system of wire cables. The geometry chosen produces an oscillating movement during the folding and unfolding processes. To countera

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