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Published: Građevinar 70 (2018) 12
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Effects of point loads on membrane structures

Vuk Milosevic, Biserka Marković, Dragoslav Stojić

Abstract

A research focusing on the effects of point load on membrane structures is presented in the paper. The research was conducted on a numerical model of a typical membrane structure. Different point loads were applied to the model, and several structural parameters were monitored so as to define membrane behaviour under point load. The results show that point loads influence membrane structures in a significantly different way compared to area loads. The main repercussions of point loads on the membrane structure are the change in geometry of the structure and the change of membrane forces.

Keywords
membrane structures, point loads, lightweight structures, geometry change, membrane forces, tensile structures

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Milosevic, V., Marković, B., Stojić, D.: Effects of point loads on membrane structures , GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (2018) 12, pp. 1033-1041, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1670.2016

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Milosevic, V., Marković, B., Stojić, D. (2018). Effects of point loads on membrane structures , GRAĐEVINAR, 70 (12), 1033-1041, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1670.2016

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Authors:
Vuk Milosevic WEB
Vuk Milosevic
University of Nis
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Biserka Markovic WEB
Biserka Marković
University of Nis
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Stojic slika
Dragoslav Stojić
University of Nis
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture