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dc.contributor.authorHawkins, Williamen
dc.contributor.authorOrr, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorShepherd, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorIbell, Timothyen
dc.contributor.authorBregulla, Julieen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-29T00:30:36Z
dc.date.available2018-11-29T00:30:36Z
dc.date.issued2017-09-25en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286045
dc.description.abstractSteel-reinforced concrete, cast in flat prismatic forms, dominates multi-storey building construction around the world. Despite the fluidity of the material, opportunities to create efficient geometries through manipulation of form are habitually overlooked, resulting in inefficient cracked sections, high steel requirements and large carbon footprints. This project brings together modern developments in computational design, materials and construction to propose a novel thin-shell concrete flooring system for multi-storey buildings, creating a low embodied energy and lightweight alternative to traditional reinforced concrete flat slabs. In this investigation, the performance of various shell geometries are compared using finite element analysis. A functional design is produced and found to offer reductions of 62% in embodied energy and 64% in weight compared to an equivalent flat slab.
dc.publisherThe International Association of Shell and Spatial Structures
dc.titleThin-shell textile-reinforced concrete floors for sustainable buildingsen
dc.typeConference Object
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameIASS 2017 - Interfaces: architecture. engineering. science Proceedingsen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.33363
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-06-15en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-09-25en
dc.contributor.orcidHawkins, William [0000-0003-4918-7665]
dc.contributor.orcidOrr, John [0000-0003-2687-6353]
dc.contributor.orcidIbell, Timothy [0000-0002-5266-4832]
rioxxterms.typeConference Paper/Proceeding/Abstracten
cam.issuedOnline2017-09-25en
pubs.conference-nameIASS 2017 - Interfaces: architecture. engineering. scienceen
pubs.conference-start-date2017-09-25en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-09-25


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