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Professor Peter Gosling
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ETFE cushions are increasingly being used to form high-profile facades and structural forms. This investigation aims to extend an analytical theory of large deformation in order to predict the shape and stress distributions of an un-patterned square ETFE cushion without the need to resort to discretised numerical methods. In order to assess the validity of the theoretical procedure a prototype cushion has been analysed using a finite element simulation. The theoretical procedure is also compared with alternative approximate equations proposed for the design of ETFE cushions.
Author(s): Bartle NJ, Gosling PD
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Computers, Materials & Continua
Print publication date: 01/11/2010
ISSN (print): 1546-2218
ISSN (electronic): 1546-2226
Publisher: Tech Science Press
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