Development of load-bearing shell-type trc structures – initial numerical analysis

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In nature, shell structures can be found in diverse variations. Compared to straight beams, where the bending stress increases disproportionately due to its weight, shell structures can handle significantly larger spans with minimal material expenditure. In the ideal case, only membrane stresses prevail in such thin-walled structures. To reach a similar performance in structures made of textile reinforced concrete (TRC), one of the aims is to develop an analysis method and software solution appropriate for the design routine of thin-walled structures. This goal is realized by adopting the software Rhino 3D in combination with the programming environment Grasshopper 3D. Together with the utilization of commercial FEM software, this method provides access to an integration of failure criteria selected for the analysis purpose within the scope of the project.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcrete Innovation for Sustainability
EditorsStine Stokkeland, Henny Cathrine Braarud
Place of PublicationOslo
PublisherNovus Press
Publication statusPublished - 2022


Title6th fib International Congress
SubtitleConcrete Innovation for Sustainability
Abbreviated titlefib 2022
Conference number6
Duration12 - 16 June 2022
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationClarion Hotel The Hub

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Scopus 85143892910
ORCID /0000-0002-8976-6680/work/142236484
ORCID /0000-0001-9453-1125/work/142237980
ORCID /0000-0002-9407-6633/work/142240929
ORCID /0000-0002-1596-7164/work/142255641