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IJET 2017 Vol.9(4): 322-329 ISSN: 1793-8236
DOI: 10.7763/IJET.2017.V9.991

Static Experiment of Herringbone Ribbed Cable Dome

Xiaotian Liang, Haoqing Liang, Xingfei Yuan, and Shilin Dong
Abstract—This paper presents the experiment of a new form herringbone ribbed cable dome with the diameter of 10m. The new configuration improves the rigidity of the dome when compared to the traditional cable domes. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the basic static performance of the new form cable dome. The assembly and prestressing procedures of the dome were conducted at first. Then, the structural behavior of the model during the full span loading test was investigated. The experimental results of structural displacements and internal forces were compared with the numerical results obtained by ANSYS software. The comparison results indicated that the static behavior of the dome can be well predicted by numerical simulation. Furthermore, the half span loading test demonstrated that asymmetric load distribution had an adverse effect on the cable dome's performance.

Index Terms—Asymmetric load, herringbone ribbed cable dome, static experiment, mechanical behaviors, tensegrity.

Xiaotian Liang is with the Space Structures Research Center, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China (e-mail: xtliang@zju.edu.cn).

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Cite: Xiaotian Liang, Haoqing Liang, Xingfei Yuan, and Shilin Dong, "Static Experiment of Herringbone Ribbed Cable Dome," International Journal of Engineering and Technology vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 322-329, 2017.

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