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topology optimized shell lattice structure
full scale topology optimized prototype
shell lattice structure
corner supported slab
prestressed beam
prestressed optimized slab
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shell lattice structure
Concrete’s poor tensile strength and strong compressive capacity makes it suitable for shell structures, a structural system containing mainly compression. In this case study a spherical shell was optimized, leaving a shell lattice structure that comprises 30% of the initial volume.
The optimized shell lattice structure measuring 12 x 12 x 4 meters represents a spatial expression of the imbedded forces.