INFRAME - design and construction of a sequentially erected elastic timber gridshell
Author(s)Cichocka, Judyta M.(Judyta Maria)
Design and construction of a sequentially erected elastic timber gridshell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Caitlin T. Mueller.
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This thesis presents a design-oriented methodology for the design, optimization and construction of sequentially erected elastic timber gridshells. A multi-objective approach toward simultaneous optimization of the overall size and grid configurations is implemented to achieve maximum structural performance and minimize cost. The proposed methodology is applied to a 1:1 design of an open-air outdoor stage within the MIT campus. The design was certified compliant with the building regulations in the jurisdiction where it was constructed. The construction of the INFRAME pavilion brings a few insights towards the potential adaptation of bending-active systems to the building codes and presents a new application of temporary elastic timber gridshell structures for outdoor events.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, September, February, 2020Cataloged from student-submitted PDF of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-81).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering.