Geometrically nonlinear structures – or why it is good to be a lightweight - hybrid
Date & Time

28 May 2024
18:00 - 19:30 BST

Location

SYSTRA, Suffolk Street, Queensway, Floors 4 and 5, Birmingham B1 1TT and Online
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Free

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Geometrically nonlinear structures – or why it is good to be a lightweight - hybrid

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28 May 2024
18:00 - 19:30 BST

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SYSTRA, Suffolk Street, Queensway, Floors 4 and 5, Birmingham B1 1TT and Online
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A hybrid technical meeting about the geometrically nonlinear structures.

Apart from the weight, there is nothing lightweight about lightweight structures. With traditional structures the loads are resisted by stiffness in beams, columns, and walls; with tension-only and compression-only structures the overall form of the structure becomes crucial. Get it right and the structure can span huge distances with minimal material; but get it wrong and you are in trouble.

Traditional structures are linear, stiff, restricted, heavy, and inefficient. Lightweight structures, on the other hand, whether in fabric, cable, timber, concrete, or stone, are nonlinear, long spanning, flexible, highly efficient, and environmentally friendly.

When form follows force as well as function, the result is a structure that soars.

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Peter Debney, FIStructE, Arup/Oasys Software Product Expert Team Lead

Peter is a Chartered Structural Engineer and computer expert with over 35 years of experience in structural engineering, specialising in engineering computer applications, whether BIM, analysis, or design. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers, a visiting expert on finite element analysis at CROSS, the chair of the IStructE Yorkshire region, former Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Bradford University, and author of the IStructE best selling technical guide: Computational engineering.

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A Zoom link will also be available to join the event remotely.

 



 

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