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Performance based design of low-carbon concrete structures

Orr, JJ and Darby, AP and Ibell, TJ and Evernden, M (2014) Performance based design of low-carbon concrete structures. In: The Fourth International fib Congress, 2014-2-10 to 2014-2-14, Mumbai, India.

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Concrete, our most widely used construction material, is a fluid that offers the opportunity to economically create structures of almost any geometry. Yet this unique fluidity is seldom capitalised on, with concrete instead being cast into rigid prismatic moulds to create high material use structures with large carbon footprints. This paper will demonstrate the design process for flexible formwork, bringing together flexural and shear design issues. It is seen that replacing conventional orthogonal moulds with a flexible system comprised primarily of high strength, low cost fabric sheets, can utilise the fluidity of concrete to create extraordinary possibilities for highly optimised, architecturally interesting, building forms.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2017 20:14
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 18:46