In order to realize reliable tension structures, it is very important to make an appropriate plan for introducing tensile force in its construction process. For this purpose, "Unit-based" structure is useful and convenient. Unit-based tension structure is a system that is composed of structural units stabilized by introducing initial stress. In this paper, a very simple method for introducing tensile force considering the interaction between units is proposed. After the influence of the interaction is studied with a very simple model, it is proved that the final stress condition is largely affected by the means of introducing tensile forces in each units. Finally a simple method is proposed and the validity is examined by some simulations imitating actual construction process with plane and three-dimensional models.
|Journal of Structural and Construction Engineering
|Published - 2009 3月
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