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Form-finding of shell structures

A method of finding of an optimal shape of the shell structures using available software for analyzing geometrically nonlinear structures was developed. A process of form finding was verified by analyzing of shells designed by Prof. Heinz Isler. A shape of the double curved shell designed above a rectangular plan was also verified by tests of the model built in the scale 1:56. The model was created by a modern technology of 3D printing.

In a collaboration with the Department of Concrete and Masonry Structures, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Brno University of Technology.